By Mother Teresa
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.
If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you.
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness,
others may be jealous.
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 be 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 Teresa
ਭੈ ਕੇ ਚਰਣ ਕਰ ਭਾਵ ਕੇ ਲੋਇਣ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਕਰੇਇ ॥
bhai ke charaN kar bhaav ke lo-eN surat kare-e.
Let the Fear of God be your feet, and let His Love be your hands; let His Understanding be your eyes.
ਨਾਨਕੁ ਕਹੈ ਸਿਆਣੀਏ ਇਵ ਕੰਤ ਮਿਲਾਵਾ ਹੋਇ ॥੨॥
naanak kehai si-aaNee-e ev kant milaavaa ho-e. ||2||
Says Nanak, in this way, O wise soul-bride, you shall be united with your Husband Lord. ||2||