Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Thoughts for the New Year

Posted on the front of my church newsletter this month were these words from Mother Teresa.  I have had to reread this several times and each time a little more sinks into me.  These words are pertinent...even if you are not "churchy" it anyway.  Let it sink in.  Read it a few times.  Enjoy. ♥

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.

--Mother Teresa

It is true, huh?  I really believe that by doing the right thing, the good thing, the sincere improve your own life.  I am trying very hard not to sink to the levels of some people surrounding me.  They are plenty of times that it is *hard*.  But, *I* am a better person and mother when I step up and do the right thing.  The sincere thing.  The happy thing.  I am a work in progress...but I am growing.  And, that makes me smile!

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Sara said...

This is one of my favorite quotes, thanks for the reminder to read it again!

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