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 your best anyway.
— Mother Teresa
What a practical essay! Thank you! Ann
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Feast of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (September 5)