day 96 – Gentle yet Powerful Thoughts

People are often unreasonable and self-centered.   Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.

If you are honest, people may cheat you.  Be honest anyway.

If you find happiness, people may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.  Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.  Give your best anyway. 

For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them,  anyway.”

~Mother Teresa

I have had this posted by the fridge in the kitchen and in my master bath for a few years.  It really resonated with me then and still does.  I have great respect, admiration and fondness for human beings like Mother Teresa who selflessly have given of their lives, in a big way.

I have grown to understand that Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is looking.

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