Do it anyway

Mother Theresa wrote the following poem.  This time of year can be hectic and stressful.  Old memories and grudges can be stirred.  Be patient with people.  Live this poem:

Anyway by Mother Teresa

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 your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.


Please leave a comment

  1. Sue M. Says:

    I have never seen this poem before. Great message. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Linda Cahill Says:

    Thank you for sharing. I too have never seen this poem/prayer. I will be sharing on my FB wall.

  3. Becky Says:

    I have seen this poem sporadically and just love it! sharing it on my Wall.

  4. Laura Says:

    What a great message. I would like to share that with all those impatient shoppers out there this time of year.

  5. Michelle S. Says:

    I love this poem! Thanks for sharing it with everyone during this crazy time of year!
    Happy Thanksgiving!