Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Anyway

The following words aren't easy to put into practice, but I fully believe that there is so much truth in them. Forgiveness, kindness, honesty, doing good...isn't always easy. But making the choice to be those things, and to do those things truly does make a difference. It will transform you, and those around you.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

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 your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
(These words are inscribed on the wall of Mother Theresa's children's home in Calcutta, and are typically attributed to her. However, an article in The New York Times reported that the original version of this poem was written my Kent M. Keith.)

Let's try to do these things...anyway.  

30 comments:

  1. I love this. Simple comment, but what else is there to say, really? ;)

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  2. Love this post! I think we all need to be reminded of these things.

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  3. This is great advice. I struggle with all of these things for sure! :) P.S. I left you a little something over at my blog http://themommyhoodadventure.blogspot.com/2011/11/little-miss-popular.html

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  4. these are such beautiful words! loved reading through this today - thanks for sharing :)

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  5. LOVE THIS! thank you so much for posting and sharing. such great words to remember!

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  6. I really, really like this poem! It's beautiful and powerful. I kind of want to write out a couple pieces of it!

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  7. So good. So true! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  8. Ahh I so needed this this week!!! Def. Inspirational. :) Thanks for brightening my week!

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  9. such a great reminder! I love that you posted this!

    xo,
    ash

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  10. LOVE this! We actually have it on a plaque type thing that hangs in our bathroom. Sooooo true!

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