Anyway

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People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
I you are kind, people may accuse you of sefish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people wil often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and 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.

— Mother Teresa

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One Response to “Anyway”

  1. fishclamor Says:

    i love this. it is so worth it all to get the last two lines…i love it when a poem is like that!

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