Making the effort regardless of the response

Sometimes you do the right thing. The hard thing. Take the high road. Go above and beyond.

And the response you get is…well. It’s not what you expect.

Maybe you don’t get a thank you. Maybe you don’t get big enough thank you. Maybe you don’t get a response at all.

Do the right thing anyways. Do the hard thing anyways. Take the high road anyways. Go above and beyond anyways.

Always.

When I decide to hold on to things that have happened in the past, or even that are happening today? It doesn’t add anything good to my life. If I decide not to forgive? I am the one who suffers. If I decide to not reach out and serve others who don’t deserve it? I am the one who misses out.

Being negative and critical comes far too naturally. And it is not becoming on anyone. It’s just plain ugly, and no one feels better after being around someone who is that way.

Don’t let that someone be you.

Take your life circumstances, your hurts, your sadness, your confusion, your frustration and turn it into something good.

God is the giver of joy. Satan wants to rob you of of it.

Don’t let him have it. Keep your joy and share it with everyone around you…

Make the effort regardless of the response you get. You’ll be happier when you’re serving others.

After all, it’s not about you.

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