Do It Anyway

DO IT 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 God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Great words of wisdom, don't you think? 
Whatever we attempt will always be met with opposition- sometimes from enemies, often by friends; but the reality is that in the end it is God's opinion that matters ...

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Dare to be yourself and do it anyway! 

Jenny Matlock

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Comments

  1. Thanks for coming by my Blog. I am your newest follower. I appreciate you letting me be a part of your blog life. Richard at My Old Historic House

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  2. What a great post and good reminder to do the right thing just because its the right thing to do.

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  3. this is a great post. like going against the flow. no matter how unfriendly the world is. thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I fully agree with "do it anyway".

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  5. This is an excellent post, Catherine. I'm glad I stopped here.

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  6. This is so true. It is so important that thrpe future we are building is not on Earth.

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  7. What a beautiful piece of writing and so nice to be reminded every now and then. It makes the hard work all the more worth while

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  8. Catherine. I love this. I read it several times and finally just ended up printing it out.

    Your words really struck my heart here today.

    Thank you for linking.

    Hugs and A+

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  9. I just found your blog through The Renegade Farmer. How wonderful it is. And the Mother Teresa quote reminded me what a special lady she was. I was fortunate enough to meet her at OSF St Francis Hospital many years ago. For such a short and QUIET lady she was so powerful. Thanks for sharing

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