Saturday, October 30, 2010

Do it anyway

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 will 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)

I have this wise words being written down in my personal journal some time ago and I like reading it from time and time again to serve as a little reminder when things doesn't really go my way. It's true, we can't always please people. Some people might like us and some won't. That's how it goes. I liked the last part of this poem very much. It reminds us that whatever happens, always do good anyway. Cherish the people you love and care about, your family, friends and even animals because by the end of the day, it is you who's gonna deal with God and vice versa to the others. 


Tina said...

Good reminder for everyone, Vivien. Love that poem!

Ivan Ho said...

Word from the saint is really invincible.

aminah said...

well said..