People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centred.
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.
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 tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.
~ This version is credited to Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Some say these words were written on the wall in
Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta.
I have loved this poem for many years. Such a challenge yet so simple. Such inspiring words to live by.