This is a poem found on the wall in Mother Teresa’s orphanage in Calcutta. Its’ source is unknown. I hope it inspires you as much as it does me.
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 anway.
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.