Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"Words to think on and Live By"

I have been thinking so much tonight about the "Human Factor"..the way in which humans view and respond to other humans...their special traits, gifts, perhaps faults, or annoyances to others.  Those things which make them the beautiful, special souls that they are, as God intended.  And I wonder...why do we, as humans, and more to the very heart of my thoughts...why do we as women tend to break each other down, rather than build each other up?  Is it because we ARE human and therefore continuously learning lessons through our mistakes...I am not certain...but what I do know is I found some answers tonight in the beautifully expressed words and undeniable wisdom of Mother Teresa, and for now I will take comfort in them.

The version found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta:
              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.

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