Friday, February 19, 2010

Absolutely, fantastically best quote of the week

I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.

This is a quote from the recent Esquire interview with Roger Ebert. He's spent the better part of his life reviewing movies. He's spent most of the last decade battling aggressive thyroid cancer--he's lost most of his jaw, and his ability to eat and speak. Yet, his attitude is one of hope and gratitude and even humor. This is great perspective. Read the whole thing if you have time. Its worth it. The Lord gives us talents, and he will find a way for us to use them to bless people, even in our trials.

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