Friday, March 07, 2008

It's for Him

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.

~ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

HT to Jean.


. said...

Sometimes is very hard to be kind but Mother Theresa knows how we should do it because she did it.

a soldier's wife said...

wow! Thanks so much for posting this.

Mrs. Sam said...

This is a great it.
come over for coffee, I'm a homeschooling mom on one income too and I think we've been at it the same amount of time...

Alexandra said...

It's hard to keep the focus on God in this fast passed world...something I am forever working on.

Thanks for your comments. :)

I'll come visit Mrs. Sam.

Veritas said...

This is just so wise, so wonderful, so souced-in-God, it could only have come from someone as immersed as she was in His work.