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The cup half full
By Ivy Rose


March 12, 2010

With the days seeming to fly by and caos of our everyday life we all fall short of looking at the cup half full. I remember not to long ago writing a letter on sitnews about customer service and being positive, and it got me thinking. Customer service is more than just serving people, and being nice, but what how we react day to day. It is a proven fact that people remeber and hold on to negative experiences more than the positive ones. How easy it is to let the zen of goodness be zapped by something as silly as someone not letting us out in traffic when we are in a hurry. Then we feel that the whole world needs to know of the wrong doing.

I came across a poem that some one had given me that Mother Teresa had writtin. I think she was onto something amazing, so I would like to share it with all who need to look at the cup half full. The poem is called Anyway.

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
be kind anyway.

If you are successful,you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you;
be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

the good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the the worth the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your god;
it was never between you and them anyway.

If this doesn't give you ah ha moment just remeber...Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning how to dance in the rain

Ivy Rose
24 year Ketchikan resident looking at the cup half full
Ketchikan, AK


Received March 11, 2009 - Published March 12, 2010


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