Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Attributed to Blessed Mother Teresa
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 joy, some may be jealous. Be joyful 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.


  1. So glad you posted it here!! It is to me one of the most profound statements of do-able methods for openness to the Holy Spirit's transforming power in both making us more Christ-like, and our neighbor more Christ-aware. This, from the lips of a saint who continues to make us all more Christ-aware.

  2. Mother Teresa wasn't stylistic like that; someone else must have written it. It's still great advice. :)