Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Little Advice from Mother Teresa

The only way to be happy and successful;
Do it Anyway

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 may 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

btw ... I have floundered in my blog-festing / blog-hopping skills lately. Too many life activities happening all at once. I will IMPROVE! :) If I haven't visited your blog recently, leave a comment, and I will visit right away!


  1. Great advice! And it's encouraging the words at the end. Don't worry, visit my blog ONLY when you're up to it.

  2. That last one hit home as a wonderful way to look at all the petty interactions that can invade our lives sometimes. It's just not worth it to get pulled into someone else's drama or worry too much about the opinions of others. Thanks Margo!

  3. I love Mother Theresa. I have one of her quotes on my blog.

  4. This is one of my favorite quotes from Mother Theresa. I've loved her ever since I did a research project on her in eighth grade! Thanks for sharing this today.

  5. I have this posted on my fridge. It keeps me grounded. :)

  6. Thanks for sharing this. I haven't come across it before, and it is just what I needed on this dreary Tuesday morning! :-)