Thursday, March 21, 2013

Do Good Anyway - Inspiration Thursday

Frogs in the Wood, 2012
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 may 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.
-- Mother Teresa

4 comments:

  1. Mother Teresa is one of my heroes. You may know this quote from her. When asked if God ever gave her more than she could bear she replied: No. But sometimes I wish he didn't trust me so much.

    Lastly, on a bizarre note, I once saw a full page spread in USA Today. It had Mother Teresa on the left, Albert Einstein on the right and an = sign between. What do you think it meant?

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    1. Hmmmmm....did it mean they were both "genius" perhaps? Hmmmm....that is interesting. No other text at all?

      That is a great response to that question!!! She really was genius.

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  2. Oh, I have always loved these words from her!! Thanks for sharing them and reminding me of this again.
    -Jaime

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    1. They are very, very good to remember. A lot of wisdom there.

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