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.
If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you.
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight.
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 best you’ve got anyway.
in the final analysis it is between you and God;
it was never between you and them anyway.
By Kent Keith
A version of this poem is engraved on the wall of Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta, India.
Have YOU forgiven anyway? Have YOU been kind anyway? Have YOU been honest and frank anyway? Have YOU been happy anyway? Have YOU given YOUR best anyway?
BROKEN THINGS CAN BECOME BLESSED THINGS, IF YOU LET GOD DO THE MENDING!!