A Little Inspiration

I have seen this previously, but just stumbled upon it again this morning.  I needed it today.  Hopefully, it will help you too.

A Little Inspiration

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;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they 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 never was between you and them anyway.

Author Unknown


5 responses to “A Little Inspiration

  1. I loved the last line: “It is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.”

    It’s all about your intentions in the end. If you do things for other people, they’ll never remember. But when you do things for god’s sake, he’ll never forget :).

    I’m working hard on remembering this right now at work.
    Thanks for commenting.

  2. For some reason this reminds me of something I was told at an anti-stress lecture. “I don’t have to, I get to.” I’ve always wondered why I then get in so much trouble when I don’t do it.

    I have to tell myself often to do the right thing regardless if the other person appreciates it or not. It’s been a tough few months at work.

  3. “If”

    No kidding.

  4. Last 2 lines brought it all home! Cool inspiration!

    I liked it and needed it this week.

  5. I’m a little late. This is a great post at this time of year. It’s too easy to get stressed and let the little stuff start piling up. Just keep focused on what’s important and the rest will take care of itself.

    Thanks. I certainly needed it and hope it is helpful to others as well.

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