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


  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?

    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.

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

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


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