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!

BUT...

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 from Mother Teresa:

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.


~ Mother Teresa

1 comment:

  1. Mother Teresa had such a way with words. I love that quote too! I enjoyed coming and visiting your blog as always.

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