Monday, October 20, 2003

An exhortation from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

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.


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