Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mother Theresa's Prayer

This is my favorite prayer (and one of my favorite pictures). It is said that Mother Theresa had this on the wall of her orphanage in Calcutta.


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 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.


goldenbird said...

I love that prayer. Thanks for posting it, I haven't seen it in quite some time. Words to live by.

lillalotta said...

Thank you. Just what I needed.

Kaylovesvintage said...

oh, the photo is wonderful

Jane said...

Love it!

Camilla~ Bloom said...

This made my jaw drop. That image is priceless!...and the words... I'm in tears.It's been one of those days.
I needed this.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Nijola said...

It is a wonderful picture,
and words are very meaningful.

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