Do It Anyway




People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
LOVE THEM ANYWAY.

If you do good, people accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
DO GOOD ANYWAY.

If you are successful, you win false and true 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 spent years building may be destroyed overnight.
BUILD ANYWAY.

People really need help but may attack you if you help them.
HELP PEOPLE 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.

~From a sign in Mother Teresa's children's home of Shushu Bhavan, Calcutta, India

Lesson: No matter how difficult or how unrewarding, Let us continue to do the right things.

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
– Matthew 5:44-45 (New King James Version)


4 comments:

  L. Venkata Subramaniam

December 11, 2008 at 2:59 PM

very touching. words with very deep meaning. Only Mother Teresa could have followed these completely. But still we should all try.

  Juliette Vestal

December 11, 2008 at 4:51 PM

Great post, love it! Thank you for sharing these uplifting words.

  Karen Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry"

December 13, 2008 at 11:34 AM

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  Hailey's Beats and Bits

December 13, 2008 at 11:54 PM

this is such a "breath of fresh air" blog, encouraging and uplifting.