Words of Wisdom - Do Good Anyway

It is said that the following was carried with Mother Theresa for years and even on the day of her death. There is a fabled dispute whether Mother Theresa or Kent Keith wrote the words. The truth is Universal and so is this …

Anyway

People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
...Love them anyway!

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
...Do good anyway!

If you are successful, you will win false friends and enemies.
...Succeed anyway!

The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow.
...Do good anyway!

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
...Be honest and frank anyway!

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
...Build anyway!

People really need help but may attack you if you help them.
...Help them anyway!

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
...Give the world the best you’ve got anyway!

The Final Analysis

People are often unreasonable, illogical, 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 false friends and some true enemies;
...Succeed anyway!

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
...Be honest and frank anyway!

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
...Build anyway!

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
...Be happy anyway!

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
...Do good anyway!

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
...Give the world the best you've got anyway!

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
…It was never between you and them anyway.

Eternal

I have been allowing myself to forget these words. My profound thanks to Mother Theresa and the further comments. I too want to remember to give my best in spite of it all, because of it all. Love, Kjoyful

re: Words of Wisdom - Do Good Anyway

I love this saying; “People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered”, Love them anyway! Well, we can never please anyone, and good thing that this quotes serves as an eye-opener to all. Mother Teresa thought us to love unconditionally to others and God. Never get tired of helping and share what you have.

Thank you.

Thank You, Joyful...These Words confirmed many things that have happened today. Thanks for the encouragement and the courage of sharing your words.

Davita Lynne StarLight