Wisdom of Mother Teresa

My sister Corinne sent me a note this morning saying that she was donating her canvas print of my Mother Teresa painting to a high school in Ontario that my nephew attends.  She has asked them to hang it next to one of her powerful quotes.  It really resonated with me this morning; perhaps it will resonate with you.


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 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
BUILD ANYWAY

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous
BE HAPPY ANYWAY

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow
DO GOOD ANYWAY

Give the best you have, and it may never be enough
GIVE THE BEST YOU'VE GOT ANYWAY

In the final analysis, it is between You and God
IT WAS NEVER BETWEEN YOU AND THEM ANYWAY

- Mother Teresa


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