Sunday, August 13, 2006

It's Never Between You & Them Anyway

In these troublesome times, we may be tempted to feel anger, hatred, and sometimes been on the verge of losing all hope. Whenever tempted, remember these assuring words of Mother Teresa.

People are often unreasonable, illogical, 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 false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you.
Be honest and frank anyway.

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

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous.
Be happy 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've got anyway.

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

Hope they will motivate you as much as they have inspired me (now and in the past).

Peace to you all.


ArabLady said...

Lovely words …but I dunno if they work out in the jungle we live in… be honest with u I feel my heart is full of hatred toward those who don’t want us to live…who implant destruction everywhere…….toward those who turned the lives of million ppl into nightmares……….
Those words would be suitable 4 another era but not ours !!!

KellyGirl said...

That says a lot!

AM said...

It did especially the last line, t'was always between you and God :)
Good one, true one :)