Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Midweek reminder: It was never between you and them, anyway

During a week where quotes and misquotes have gone viral, I thought I'd turn to a quote with well-known origins... An oldie but a goodie, and one that speaks to me every time I read it.

"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.
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

3 comments:

  1. I LOVE this, so fitting for this week.

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  2. Mother T was one smart lady :-)

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  3. Very inspirational...great way to start the day!

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