Here are the comforting words of Mother Teresa, -from another Blog - http://asksistermarymartha.blogspot.com/ = check her out - she's great! the perpetually abandoned nun who worked with lepers and mind bogglingly sick and poor people. She did not originate these thoughts, but this is her version of them.
The version found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children 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

Comments

Brian said…
Joanna:

I work with Our Sunday Visitor, a Catholic publisher, and we have a brand new book about Mother Teresa by the priest who spent 30 years with her.

It is the book that Mother Teresa asked to be written. I am happy to share a copy with you for review if you're interested.

Email me at bburch@lambert-edwards.com. I understand you're in the UK, but I am happy to mail you a copy.

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