by Kent Keith, 1968

While we were staying at the Moms' house in MI, we had the pleasure of getting to know a close friend of theirs, Laurie. She shared this beautiful poem with us, and I would like to share it with you.
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 and frank anyway...
What you spend years building up, someone can 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...
Do Good Anyway
Give the world the best you've got - 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.
*** Poem found at Mother Theresa's bedside table the day she died. ***

Comments

Anonymous said…
Christi,
I like this poem, it's right it between us and God, He is the one we have to answer to. I'm glad you are having a good summer.
love,
Jennifer Wright