Some days are worse than others… like today.

Don’t know why but I’ve been crying all day. I don’t want to work, I don’t want to go out, I don’t want to be cheered up… I just want my Mom.

But I have to work anyway. Luckily I don’t have to see any clients today, so I can cry. And I do, all day. As I’m working I go to my notes in Entourage to look for something and there I see a note titled “Anyway… from Mom.” Below is the email she wrote on August 5, 2006 and below that is the poem she sent. It’s sooo Mom. It doesn’t have anything to do with why I’m so sad today, but it makes me feel good anyway.


Dear Kiddles -I NEVER forward e-mails that are sent me. I tell friends,”Please don’t ask me to forward messages to 5 (6?10?) deserving people. I DON”T forward.” But – I just had to share this one with all of you. The photos are sweet but it’s the words that – well, see what you think.

Love ya -The Mama

P. S. Dad says I say “Anyway” all the time.


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

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

If you are kind, people may accuse you of being selfish and having ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.

What you spend years building, some may try to destroy overnight; Build anyway.

If your honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you have anyway.

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

You see, in the final analysis, it’s between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.

3 thoughts on “Some days are worse than others… like today.

  1. That’s so cool, Lenore. I love reading the email Mom sent you. It’s so “Mom,” isn’t it? Thank you for posting this. She really does keep on teaching us; with our memories of things she has said and, like this, through her written words.

  2. Mom will always be the same. She’s alway’s been there when we needed her, and SHE STILL IS!!! Finding these touching things from Mom when we are not looking for them. But are needing her is just to “MOM”! Not coincidental.

  3. Lenore and Mimi and Patty, every time you cry you should thank God that you have been given the lovely gift of tears. Imagine life without tears!

    Grief is an annealing process. You are in the fire now. When you come out, you will be stronger, more empathetic, more perfect. Not that you want to be, but you will, you will.

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