282104427_85ed60a557_o-1I was poking around the internet over the weekend and ran across this passage by accident.  This is an adapted version by Mother Teresa from an original by Kent Keith written in 1968.

Seemed to come at a good time when you feel like no one listens or that you are just spinning your wheels.  Do it anyway.

Attributed to Mother Teresa:

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.


2 Responses to “anyway”

  1. Very inspirational. Thanks, Jen. And, Mother Teresa and Kent Keith. 🙂

  2. That’s my girl! My Little-Miss-Sunshine-Glass-Is-Always-Half-Full baby.
    Thank you for being a good reminder for me. I love you!

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