Normally, I’d share some flash of brilliance that crossed through my brain, but it’s Friday, and apparently that means brilliance has the day off… at least it does this week. However, I wanted to share someone else’s flash… Namely Mother Teresa, who took a spiritual slant on a work by Kent Keith (I’m not all knowing, I just know how to Google 🙂
This was posted on the wall at my chiropractor’s office – I’m sure it’s been there a while, but I just noticed it this morning. I thought it was a great reminder for those “why bother?!” days… The message: Who cares? Do it anyway.
The version found written on the wall in Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta:
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.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
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.