Do it anyway

I want to dedicate this post to a favourite poem of mine introduced to me, by one of my favourite people. It’s called “Do it anyway” by Mother Teresa. I go back to this poem when I feel bogged down and overwhelmed by a situation or problem.

It’s one of those poems that makes me believe in the importance of hard work and accept that the world is not fair.Not all the time, at least. Despite that, we need to believe in our power and ability to make an impact. Because we are capable of moving mountains.

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.


Optimism is not tested when everything is going right. It’s when things turn against us, that our ability to be optimistic, is at test.



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