Saturday, August 8, 2009

do it anyway

Found here and confiscated for my own use.

"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

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

If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.

For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."

by Dr. Kent M. Keith (often falsely attributed to Mother Teresa)
The last line is not one from Dr. Keith's original Paradoxical Commandments
it seems to have been added by.... anonymous.

3 comments:

LizNess said...

Such a great reminder...LOVE it! Thanks Detta and thanks for always doing good (you are an inspiration and your work is noticed)!

Carla Rae said...

Very nice, Its always great to read little things like this and reflect...helps to keep us real..and kind. I recommend reading Lists to Live by; By Alice Gray...also nice little snipits...

Jen Martakis said...

That last line just brings it all home, doesn't it?