In honor of Mother's Day, here is some inspiration from Mother Teresa. For those of you who are not familiar with who she was, Mother Teresa was a Catholic nun, Missionary, and Founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. She was a recipient of numerous honors for her work including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. One of her legacy gifts to us was a poem titled: "Do It Anyway." The verses reportedly were written on the wall of Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta, India and their association with her has made them popular worldwide. They are as follows:
People are often unreasonable, irrational, 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 unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
Thank you Mother Teresa for this inspirational gift. Your legacy lives on and you will always be remembered. Happy Mother's Day to all of the great moms out there for all that you do.