Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Do it Anyway...
The world today seems to be getting more and more complicated. Morals are being muddied, integrity is extinct, sincerity is shunned. It's almost enough to make a mother throw her hands up in despair!
We CAN make a difference, we can let our voices be heard. Even if the world mocks us-- or worse, ignores our pleas for a return to goodness-- we should still follow our inner-light and be an example for truth and right.
I love this quote*:
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;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
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.
*I originally attributed this quote to Mother Teresa, but have since found out that it has been incorrectly been associated with her. I am unsure of who the original author is. I apologize for the mistake!