Tuesday, May 19, 2009

8 Beautiful Points

Mother Theresa has written eight beautiful ways to both forgive and contribute to create lovely energy. For today I will simply list them and let you soak them in. Enjoy!

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 may destroy overnight. Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, people 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 all between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.

- Mother Theresa of Calcutta

5 comments:

Shadow said...

simple words, but somehow not so simple to practice i think... but wise and worth taking to heart!

SandyCarlson said...

She was a wise woman. I need these words right now, so thanks.

Tessa said...

Thank you for sharing those wise words, Grace, they are so well worth considering.

The Things We Carried said...

FABULOUS! I need to keep these written down!

Lana said...

friend shadow pointed me to your blog b/c we seem to have similar interest. seems so! i have always liked this by Mother Theresa.

enjoy the rest of your week!