Pauline Douglas Inner Quest

Pauline Douglas Inner Quest

Do It Anyway

A Poem by Mother Theresa Catholic Nun and Indian Spiritual Leader.  

This special poem was written by Mother Theresa and is engraved on the wall of her home for children in Calcutta.  

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 some true enemies;

Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;

Be honest and frank 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

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 never was between you and them anyway...

Mother Theresa