We can be sure Mother Teresa of Calcutta
knew what she was talking about when she said:
People are often unreasonable and self-centred.
Forgive them anyway.
If we are kind, people may accuse us of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If we are honest, people may cheat us.
Be honest anyway.
If we find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good we do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best we have, and it may never be enough.
Give our best anyway.
Because in the end, it is always between us and God.
It was never between us and them anyway.