Sunday, November 15, 2009

Good Philosophy Of Life!



Whenever a newspaper or magazine prints an inspirational saying, out come my scissors and clip, clip, clip.

Have a couple of fat Inspirational Sayings folders, filled with hundreds of clippings, in my filing cabinet. You just never know when one of them might come in handy.

One of my all-time favorites has been soothing to me on numerous occasions. It apparently is a sign on the wall of a children's home in Calcutta, probably written by the world renowned late Mother Theresa, before she went to her final resting place. However, that's just supposition, not fact. The saying has great wisdom and is actually a good philosophy on how to live one's life. Here it is:

Anyway

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
LOVE THEM ANYWAY
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
DO GOOD ANYWAY
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
SUCCEED ANYWAY
The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow.
DO GOOD ANYWAY
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY
What you spent years building may be destroyed overnight,
BUILD ANYWAY
People really need help but may attack you if you help them.
HELP THEM ANYWAY
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU'VE GOT, ANYWAY

How's that for a message to let sink into your mind and heart and then live?

2 comments:

Diane said...

That would be extremely hard to follow for me..xo Diane

Charm and Grace said...

Lovely, lovely words. Now to attempt to live by them.

Blessings,
Christi

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