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My mom recently shared this poem with me, and it is a good reminder to keep on doing good even when you feel mistreated or like your efforts go unnoticed. It was a blessing to me, so I’m passing it along hoping that it is a blessing to you as well…



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.

-Poem by Mother Teresa


Many Blessings,

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12 thoughts on “Anyway

  1. Oh my, I love this Hannah! It was Exactly what I needed to read this morning. I am going to print this out and put in a frame in my bedroom so that I can see it every day. I’ve never really read Mother Teresa quotes, but I like this one. It’s such a great reminder! Thank you for sharing it with us!!:)

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