Anyway...

Recently, I had a quite similar experience (to a new acquaintance).
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What can I say? No matter what we do or how much we try to be nice to others, we can never please everyone (much more to a new acquaintance!). Anyway,  one uplifting poem comes to my mind. The poem written on the wall in Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta. I’d like to share it here. 

DO IT ANYWAY (by Mother Teresa)

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.

13 comments:

Em said...

nice poem!! such an inspiration :)

mind if I reblog the poem on my blog? :)

Ric said...

No problem Em. thank you! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Love that poem. Inspiring talaga.

Life N Canvas said...

Yes, salamat!

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

Nice !

Ric said...

Thanks for the visit! Izdiher

Mary said...

Thanks for commenting in my blog! :) :) Anyway, it is true that we cannot please everyone. But I say that we must continue to be ourselves.

Nice poem! :)

http://marynarvasa.com/

Life N Canvas said...

Thanks too Mary

chelsey said...

"The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway."

Very true and very important.

Michelle Elenee said...

What a nice poem:) no matter how nice, kind, helpful...one tries to be to others, they will have somethin to say. Some are negative, others are so judging and unappreciative. And desoite all this, i guess one should not stop. Be happy and just continue anyway...:)

http://elenee-michelle.blogspot.dk/

Ric said...

Very well-said Michelle and Chelsey. Thanks for the visit! Regards to both! Have a great new week!

daniel dayao said...

nice :D

Ric said...

Thanks for the visit. Daniel!