GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
"For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been.'" Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier is largely credited with writing this quote in the early 1800s.
And he's right.
Coulda, woulda, shoulda is no way to go through life. If you have a goal, an objective, a dream, you need to at least try to reach it. If you don't believe me, ask that kid from Akron.
Then again, Walt Whitman "re-tweeted" the quote in the later 1800s -- but with his own twist. Said he: "For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been. Let’s add this thought, unto this verse: It might have been a great deal worse.”
Hmm. He's right, too.
The point is: Life is worth living; which means loving, trying, doing and being. It's also a precious, fragile gift; so take care to note its brevity by appreciating it for all its triumphs and failings - every single day.
I'm not positive about lots of stuff, my friends, but of this I'm sure: the few things on everyone's "I'll never regret it" list are as follows:
-Doing your best
-Reaching for your dreams
-Treating others well
-Appreciating every day
-Putting good out into the universe
So, get moving; you've got a lot do today ... but don't forget to catch the view.
P.S. Let's Go Cavs! #defendtheland #allin
Alleluia. Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices, my body, too, abides in confidence; Because you will not abandon my soul to the nether world,
nor will you suffer your faithful one to undergo corruption. R. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope. You will show me the path to life, fullness of joys in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever. Gospel Jn 17:20-26 Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying: "...Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me. I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them."