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.

-Mother Teresa


Laura said…
Love Love Love Love Love.
ThNks for.sharing this! I have been thinking a lot about this. As long as we take care of ourselves and do the best we can we have never failed despite what other people would sometimes like us to do.
( can you tell I posted this off of my cell phone...whoops!)
Shades of Gray said…
Thanks so much for sharing this!
Courtney B said…
LOVE this!
And I checked out the rest of your photoshoot on the photo blog and I love all the pictures! You are soooo pretty Connie!!
this has ALWAYS been one of my favorite quotes. thanks for sharing today...i needed a reminder!
Ashley Eliza said…
thanks for sharing! its so wonderful. oh and your fourth pics are so dang cute. and brody doing the plank made my day! glad you had a great fourth Connie, its the BEST holiday ever.

Devin & Ruthann said…
I just love your blog! I haven't updated mine in forever, or even kept up on my family blogs, but I always read yours! It's so cute and often inspiring!
Brooke said…
I love this!
Brea said…
I've never heard this quote before but now its one of my favorite! I so needed to hear this! Thanks Connie!
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Shay said…
Beautiful quote! Still loving your blog- the new design looks great!
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Shannon said…
LOVE this...and I love your blog-and the new look, so cute!
Natalie said…
i love love love love love this. and you.