people are often unreasonable,
illogical and self center
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind,
people may accuse you of selfish,
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful,
you will win some false friends and some true 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,
people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have,
and it might never be enough;
Give your best anyway.
You see, in the final analysis.
it is between you and God;
It is never between you and them anyway.
These words were written on the wall in Mother Teresa’s orphanage home for children in
Calcutta. The source is unknown.