Thursday, July 28, 2011


My fiancé and I just recently finished fixing up our new house. So, of course, it was appropriate I go shopping for pictures, rugs, etc to make our house a home. I came across this framed sepia-toned tree picture with a poem etched on it. This picture now hangs in the hallway between the living room and bathroom so I can read it often. I wanted to share this poem by Mother Teresa with you because I find so much truth in what she says. It speaks for itself. Enjoy.


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.

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