To Read on the Journey

Monday, May 4, 2009


"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."

(these words are written on the wall of Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta)


Simply Sara said...

Love these words!

My dad has a copy of them printed on his fridge. Every time I read them I take a few minutes to think about how much "anyway" I have been doing lately...

Heart2Heart said...

Too funny how frequently we are concerned with "them" and we need to work more on the "us" part!

Brilliant post this morning!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Sarah Markley said...

how beautiful is this?!

i'm learning that i have to act the way god wants me to act no matter how others are acting. it actually shows the goodness of god more when its contrasted like this.

great thoughts, denise - i sent you a message on facebook a little while ago. =)