I am the mother of a beautiful strong woman, I am the daughter of a beautiful strong woman. I am the sister of a beautiful strong woman. I strive to be like them. I am celebate, and I love it. No dirty socks to pick up. I come and go as I please. I'm selfish I guess. When I come home from work, my cat and I decide what I'm doing for the evening, and the cat, although very cute, I must admit... pretty much has no say.
~Do it 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 true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest 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 world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway."
This is my all time favorite poem and was written by Mother Teresa, it is still engraved on the wall of her home for children in Calcutta India.