Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Do It Anyways

By Mother Teresa (although no one is quite sure of the real author)

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.

4 comments:

Amy said...

You did it! Thanks Ruth - I had just looked that up online today! What a great poem!

Sarah Marie said...

:) i love that poem, ruth! did you know someone (i can't remember who) recently made a country song out of it? hope to see you at tamarack!!

Ruth said...

Sarah! What happened to your blog!?! I miss you :S, but yes I AM coming to Tamarack! Woohoo! Hope to see you there :)

Christ Has Come to Bring Salvation....... said...

Wow, what a great poem. What have you been up to lately? By the way, it was nice to see you on Friday. Talk to you soon.