Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wisdom for all ages

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.

found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta

If I can bring myself to write, I might explain why I posted this quotation from Blessed Teresa. But for now, it is important for us all to take this to heart 


  1. Thank you for posting this! I'd like to put it on MY wall.

  2. I hope everything is OK. I think I need to keep it in mind, myself.


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