Monday, November 14, 2011

Mother Teresa: "Do It Anyway"

The version found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta:

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.

-this version is credited to Mother Teresa

[Heard this today at my daughter's school assembly where we were invited for Childrens Day]


Tanmi Gold said...


Satyadarshini said...

@Tanmi Truth :D

Shivakant Tiwari said...

whatever is writtent in this blog is there with a very pure heart and truthfullness , and these types of thoughts defeats lots of negative energy in environment
i wish all good things happen to you