Thursday, September 9, 2010

Words to live by:

~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. 
The Good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. 
Do good anyway. 
Give the world the best you have and it may never be good enough. 
Do good anyway. 
For you see, in the end it is between you and God
It never was between you and them anyway. 
-Mother Teresa

Loving this quote lately...
Maybe I should just read it often ...{like every day} to remind myself that sometimes people really can just be downright mean, unreasonable, self centered, ungrateful, rude or dishonest, but the best thing is to forget about it & continue on as hard as it may be; Not to retaliate but to still Be Kind. Because in the end it really 'is between me & God'...not them. If I think of Him instead of "them" it all miraculously becomes so much easier.

6 comments:

brittany said...

word.

{she + him} said...

Love your thought for today...it's so easy to lose eternal perspective. I could do so much better!

Jamie~ said...

I love this!!! I need to write this down so that I have them on the days I'm feeling a wee bit sorry for myself.

So true, so true...

Ezra, Kian & Eden said...

How true! Love that quote. Mother Teresa sure had it figured out! It really is only between two people in the end. I wish my brain would stamp that right into it's core. :)

Jeni Everett said...

I so should have read this post this morning, right before I got in a fight with my sister. Oh well, I am grateful for the reminder. Thanks!

A day in the life of the Campbell's said...

I love it too...thanks for posting this. Great reminder.