Often we run across words of wisdom, though years may have passed since they were spoken, or written, yet they haven’t lost their importance. Here is a piece I suggest printing out and hanging somewhere you can reflect on it every day. These particular words were reportedly written on the wall of Mother Teresa, in her home in Calcutta, India. It is said these words are based on an original piece by Kent Keith, but the writings below are associated with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity.
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 unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God*. It was never between you and them anyway.
*Whatever you may define “God” to be.
I hope this piece has inspired you. Wishing you a remarkable day.