Excuses, excuses…

I’d like to say I had a really good reason for not posting anymore, but I don’t. The book reading screeched suddenly to a halt. Part of the reason is that I began taking an Arabic language class Friday night, and I joined a Bible study Thursday night and began volunteering in the nursery at church Sunday morning and generally seem to have gotten a whole lot busier the past few weeks. Which isn’t to say I miss my weekly book reading and post. I do, very much so. I just haven’t quite figured out yet how to squeeze it into these other things that I think are important, too. I plan to post more about the Arabic class soon and also why I’m taking it. That’s a story in itself. Once I do get back into a regular reading rhythm, I expect the books I choose mostly to be about the Middle East.

Here’s a quote I like. I don’t have a reason to include it here other than I stumbled across it and though I’d share: “People are often unreasonable and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you.  Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous.  Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.  Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.  Give your best anyway.  For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.”    ―      Mother Teresa.