"Granny, I asked for an "A" in spelling and didn't get it cause God didn't help me out when I prayed, so why should I just keep doin' things when no one seems to care, and I told Thomas, "Do it anyway."
You do what you need to do because it's the right thing. You live the life you ought to live in Cloutierville or wherever you may be because it's the right thing to do. And if you don't get what you want, those dreams and hopes don't always turn out the way you want, "Do it anyway. Build your life in every way that's good. Love those who hate you. "
Thomas took the paper, went into his room, and I heard him as he said his prayers out on the porch. "I'll do the best I can on the spelling test tomorrow and You can be there if you want to, God, but I know you're busy helping people all over the world, so no matter what I'll study my spelling anyway.