Paradoxical Commandments according to Mother Teresa

Stephanie Raquel  —  November 13, 2012 — Leave a comment

Every now and then you run into something that just screams, SHARE THIS.  So, here goes:

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 friends;
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 will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world your best anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Evidently this is a take supposedly by Mother Teresa on Dr. Kent Keith’s paradoxical commands from 1968.  Not sure as to the validity that she wrote it, but the truth of it certainly resonated with me.  Enjoy.

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