“People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
People who really want help may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway.”
- Mother Teresa
A man visited the House of the Dying in Calcutta, India, for three months, to find out how to best spend the rest of his life.
When he met Mother Teresa she asked, “What can I do for you?” He asked her to pray for him. “What do you want me to pray for?” she responded. He then shared the most pressing burden on his heart, “Pray that I may have clarity.” Mother Teresa responded firmly, “No, I will not do that.”
Surprised, he asked her why. She told him, “Clarity is the last thing you are clinging to and must let go of.” “But,” he told her, “you always seem to have the clarity I long for.” She laughed and said, “I have never had clarity; what I have always had is trust. So I will pray that you trust God.”