Monday, December 26, 2011

Do It Anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical, 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 true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build 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 have anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

                                                       ----Mother Teresa----

12 comments:

Caroline Starr Rose said...

So happy to count you as a friend, Tess. xo

Nichole Giles said...

I love this quote. Thanks for reminding me.

Shelby said...

Thats awesome:)

Amy Saia said...

Beautiful and so very true.

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

That's just great. Martina McBride sings a song called "Anyway," which must be based on these words. Lovely.

Julia Karr said...

A-men!

Bettina said...

Thanks for reminding me of this special and important thought.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Beautiful! I'm so glad to have you as a friend...you make me a better person.

Happy New Year!

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

That is incredible! How inspiring for the New Year!

Here's to much MORE success for you in 2012, Tess!

dellgirl said...

I love this post, thanks for the reminder.

Happy New Year, just popping back in to see what's new and to say, have a wonderful 2012.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

This is so beautiful. Such wise and true words--wonderful inspiration for the new year. Thanks, Tess! Wishing you everything wonderful in 2012!

Marcia said...

Beautiful!