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Pauline Douglas

Inner Quest


Do It Anyway

Do It Anyway by Mother Theresa
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