Poem: Do It Anyway

February 17, 2008 at 7:50 pm (ALL Posts, Inspirational, Quotes)

Do It Anyway
Written by Mother Theresa

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 true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest 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.

2 Comments

  1. St Laurent said,

    No truer words ever spoken… Wisdom Speaks

  2. Sandra Elaine Edie Scott said,

    i love this poem its a part of me

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