Mother Teresa was born in Albania in 1910. She spent years of her life as a Catholic nun dedicated to humanitarian work for the poor, sick, dying and the orphaned carrying out numerous missions the world over for hospices and homes for people with HIV, leprosy, tuberculosis and much more. She is now with the Lord she loved so much but she left behind many wonderful words we can and should all learn from.I ran across a quote by Mother Teresa that is very fitting, profound and worthy of mentioning especially in our society today where we seem to be obsessed with what we can gain and profit rather than what we can give to others without anything in return. If everyone on earth took these words to heart and practiced them as much as they could, we’d be living in a very different world today.Do It AnywayPeople 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. ---Mother Teresa These words are tacked up on my office wall so I may reread them everyday. letting the meaning truly sink in to my soul. If you have trouble with anger, resentment, wanting revenge for past wrongdoings or difficulty making decisions in a precarious situation, remember these words by Mother Teresa—they may just help you become a better person.
Don’t think posting this quote on the wall can help you? Do It Anyway. And see what happens.
...Robyn Wheeler is the author of Born Mad, a story about living with Dysthymic Disorder and chronic anger.