Monday, November 26, 2007

Anyway poem on wall of Mother Teresa's home


People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Love them anyway,
If you do good, people will accuse you of
selfish, ulterior motives;
Do good anyway.
The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight;
Build anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth;
Give the best you’ve got anyway.

On the walls of Shishu Bhavan,

Mother Teresa’s home in Calcutta