Do It Anyway

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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 true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest 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.

Mother Teresa

Music: ‘Waiting For You’ © Yuko Ohigashi

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5 comments for “Do It Anyway”

  1. I love the very last phrase “it’s between you and God”, which means we shouldn’t look at how people react to us we should know it’s actually between us and God.


    Olatunji Isaac Reply:

    The central concept in prayer is the word “Dialogue” which paint a picture of a dual personality in communion or fellowship.
    Prayer is communication man and God. that is you and your God.
    There is no interference of the third party, and where it exist its no more prayer, its mere a discussion.
    this is my token contribution, God bless us all.


    Posted by Esther Olutola | February 6, 2009, 3:47 pm
  2. Dear, May God richly bless you for your word of wisdom which very hard to come by. Thanks so much for that.


    Posted by Samuel Ocran | February 8, 2009, 4:39 pm
  3. is this quoted from Mother Teresa? or your own words? because I have read a similar poem


    Posted by eileen | February 9, 2009, 2:45 am
  4. very true and heart touching


    Posted by vini | April 9, 2011, 2:36 pm

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