Monday, May 3, 2010

Be kind anyway.

Tulip Innards, taken with Canon Powershot SD 1100 IS.

I'm not religious but I saw this and fell in love with the sentiment anyway:

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.

~Mother Teresa

1 comment:

Steve said...

Lovely. I'd disagree only with the last line: It's between you and your conscience. We shouldn't need external arbiters to judge us.