The world will often discourage you from giving love. Give love anyway. Many times, despite your best efforts, you will not be understood. Keep giving it your best anyway. The treasures in life are not what you get back. Those things are only shadows of life's true value. The real treasures are what you're able to give of yourself. And as long as you give authentically, from the heart, with the best you have, it doesn't really matter what comes of it. It's nice to be acknowledged and respected and understood. Yet even when you're not acknowledged or understood, there is still great value in doing what you know is right, what you know is best. Smile a peaceful smile to the depth of your being. Be real, and know that all is well.
-- Ralph Marston