Tuesday, January 17, 2006


People are often unreasonable,
illogical 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 false friends and
some true enemies;
Succeed anyway. 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 will 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 is never between you and them anyway.

~© Mother Teresa~


Southern Boy said...


My, that's certainly an optimistic poem you have up today.

SmileyTD said...

"I need to laugh and when the sun is out, I’ve got something I can laugh about."

Hey there, SB!! Sometimes, I can't resist being optimistic. It just happens. LOL :)

justme2005 said...

Good Morning! I read your posts everyday but I don't always leave a comment. But I just had to on this one. It is a lovely poem. So full of the truth. I really enjoy your blog.

SmileyTD said...

Good morning to you too, Justme. It's always nice to hear that someone enjoys reading the things that I post. Thank you for the compliments.