Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Do It Anyway

While going through some old texts and correspondences, I came across a much beloved saying by Mother Teresa that I forgot I had. Upon reading it again, it strikes a chord as strong, if not stronger, as when I first found it. So I felt it was definitely worth sharing with all of you out of love and sincere gratitude:

Do It Anyway
by 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, they may be jealous; 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.