Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Mother Teresa came up in conversation at book club yesterday and her anyway poem. I had never heard it before and I think these are some great words to live by. If you have heard it before it will be a good refresher and if you haven't I suggest you read it here...

Mother Teresa wrote this poem – Do It Anyway
People are often unreasonable,
illogical 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 false friends and true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest anyway.

What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Read more at Mother Teresa Poem : Do It Anyway 


  1. Thanks for sharing this! I had never read it before.

  2. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it!

  3. NOW I know where Martina McBride and the Warren Brothers got their inspiration for the song, ANYWAY! Thanks for sharing!


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