Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A Lesson in Forgiveness
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, there may be jealousy --
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.
From The Saturday Evening Post, Jan/Feb 2007

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