08 July 2008

Quick Inspiration for the Day

It's not shameful to admit that at least once in our lives, we go through a humbling experience that has rendered some sort of psychological fixation in our minds. Such an experience can vary from being an underdog people take for granted, being turned down blatantly or failing to attain success despite exhausting oneself to death. Unable to accept our shortcomings, we often get stuck blaming ourselves, chastising oneself for one's limitations, etc.

It is an event we rarely can escape, and I admit that I've often dare-wish that I could be a greater individual than what I currently am, that I could accomplish more than what I've currently accomplished, that I'd be appreciated more than the appreciation I am currently receiving. Also, people have never been kind with their critiques and I guess it is human to usually find fault more easily than anything favorable about another person or his/her produce.

I found this quotation lying around the house a few years ago, and it was only a few days ago when I reread the short script that I recalled its simple but meaningful lesson. I believe that it could alleviate anyone's gloomy day, once one accepts that all things worldly doesn't really matter as much as our philanthropic intentions when doing things. (Of course, other people can also say that its a form of sour-graping for not achieving what one wants, but like everything else, it's always a matter of perception 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,
There may be jealousy;
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 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.

-Mother Theresa


Anonymous said...

this lessened my gloominess today...


Kwagoo said...

glad it helped >:D<

Nona said...

Oh thanks for this Kat...very inspiring! :)