Thursday, May 6, 2010

On Mother Teresa's version of "Anyway"

----I heard this for the 1st time today. I don't know why I haven't heard it before. I recently mentioned her and it was just funny that she came up again. I'm glad that she did-- 
----I was placed in between these words when I heard it spoken. Nothing moves me more than the truth. The people in this world, even those who are closest to you, can lead us to be more susceptible towards guardedness.  I am this way... separated... aloof. Maybe too much? Some days, I have to force myself to smile. These days, I am doing my best. This poem takes me out of my head. It's for Him.

ANYWAY: Mother Teresa
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Love 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.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Be good anyway.

Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People need help but will attack you if you help them.
Help them anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.