Do It Anyway
I like this poem. It was re-written by Mother Theresa and hung on the walls of her Calcutta home for children. It reminds me that it’s not the results that count, but my attitude. And that even a winning attitude sometimes still doesn’t bring about great results. But, to keep working on my attitude anyway. I’ve been really blessed by people who try to lift people up lately, and really pressed down by those who are defensive and irritable. It reminds me to strive to be the person who encourages, and to give people a break when they are as stressed as I am. And…all in all, to pray that the Lord gives us all the right amount of pressure to make us what we are becoming, but enough relief and grace that we can have a smile left to share with ones who need it from us.
Mainly…grace…what would we do without it?
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
on the wall of her Calcutta home for children
Entry filed under: Everyday.