“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.”

~ Mother Teresa
sciguy18 sciguy18
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7 Responses Jan 22, 2013

Absolutely love this and find it so true, thank you for sharing it,

Thank you for sharing! I will re-post :)

One of my favorite quotes. Words to live by

I love this quote, Sciguy. I've had it in my little notebook of special quotes for years and it always helps me remember what is so easy to forget when dealing with relationships and people.
Thanks for sharing it.

I hadn't planned on liking you. Drats!!!

I think I might owe you an apology, datura. I was teasing sciguy. Months later I see I posted this under your comment. Yikes. So sorry.

Yes, there is something very simple and beautiful about this

Crying over here...

Oh my. Didn't intend to make anyone cry.

It is unavoidable, I am emotional, and this is about as beautiful as it gets, especially if you're me and you're feeling that your efforts in this life are ...wasted.
I swear you are an angel sciguy.

I appreciate the sentiment but, in the words of Greg Allman, I'm No Angel. I'm glad, however, that you find some of my posts beneficial.