Last fall, we were in Branson, MO at a little downtown diner with a gift store upstairs. On the wall, I read a framed poem that really touched me, but no author was mentioned. My sister bought it for my office wall.
The message is timeless, deep, unapologetic, and inspirational. It has motivated me to relax, forgive, and have faith in what I choose to do in my life without asking permission like when I was younger.
Today, as I was preparing this blog, I was determined to find its author and it didn’t take long—only two websites. It was written by Mother Teresa! How wonderful! She was a very special lady with a lot to share. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Do It Anyway
by Mother Teresa
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish
or ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
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 if it is never enough.
Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them Anyway.