Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.

Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.

Be kind anyway.

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

Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you.

Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight.

Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, there may be jealousy.

Be happy anyway.

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

Do good anyway.

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

Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.

It was never between you and them anyway.

- Mother Teresa -


Gloria (The Mamafamilias) said...

Perfectly said.

Harper and Dad said...

This is the second quote/passage that you've shared in the past few weeks that I've held onto. I used to include one in every newsletter that I wrote to parents. You've inspired me to start again!