“People are often unreasonable and self-centered.

Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.

Be kind anyway.

If you are honest, people may cheat you.

Be honest anyway.

If you find happiness, people may be jealous.

Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.

Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.

Give your best anyway.

For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.

It was never between you and them anyway.”

―    Mother Teresa

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Comments
  1. Sandy says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this poem, Rebecca. You’ve helped me find an answer I’ve been searching for. I reblogged it in my post today — Another Lovely Day.

  2. […] this past Wednesday, I read a poem on Rebecca Rose’s blog composerofwords. […]

  3. Encouraging, challenging, and thought provoking. You always post the best quotes; make them so much easier to find. Thank you.

  4. jalisfox says:

    this is lovely! it was great to read it again. 🙂

  5. Esther says:

    i like this! Esther

  6. Tola says:

    I love your posts… always SO encouraging!

  7. Hmm I’ve written a post about “living life to the fullest” perhaps an antithesis to your post
    Teenstalklife.wordpress.com

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