Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mother Teresa's Final Analysis

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 God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

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After giving my speech for a class, a girl asked me if I had ever read Mother Teresa's Final Analysis. I hadn't. . . but today, I did, and it is splendid. :)

1 comment:

Mom said...

That's powerful...Just what the doctor ordered. And I love that picture of you and Rose pedals!