Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Do It Anyway



People are often unreasonable, irrational 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 unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.

Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you.

Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.

Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.

Be happy anyway.

The good you do today will often be forgotten.

Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.

Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.

It was never between you and them anyway.

Attributed to Mother Teresa


Even if you don't believe in a "God" per se, these are still words to live by.

Hat tip to MrSponsorPants.

6 comments:

Simply Me said...

Thank you for the post!

Joyce said...

You're welcome!

Last 100 Days as an Alcoholic said...

Give Your Best Anyway is today's mantra.
Brilliant job, thank you.

Joyce said...

Appreciated.

The Subversive Librarian said...

Oh, wow, Joyce. This is wonderful. Thanks (both to you and Mr. Sponsorpants) for sharing it!

Joyce said...

It was so good I had to steal it from him. :)