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----


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...


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 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...