Chances are that you’ve heard the following quote by Mother Teresa before. I’d like to share it with you any way, and I ask that you please take time to slowly read through it allowing her words to touch the very heart of you.
People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It never was between you and them anyway.
Her words are perfectly stated and confirm what I’ve said on this site before. Whatever you do, do it for the glory of God. The only one you truly need to be concerned with is God. Do all things for your audience of ONE, and when your time on earth is through, you shall hear Him say, “Well done, my child, my good and faithful servant.”
My sweet friend and fellow blogger, Barbara London, previously offered this quote challenge that I have now accepted. I have felt like I did not have much to offer in the way of words of wisdom lately, and so the blog fell silent until Greg posted this past week, which I appreciate much more than he will ever know.
Going back and reading Barbara’s challenge stirred something within my soul and inspired me to write again. Someone out there may need to read these words, and so here I am.
Thank you, Barbara, for issuing this challenge, but more than that … thank you for being such an inspiration with YOUR words and the wonderful person that you are. I look forward to reading your Facebook posts daily, and I look forward to reading your blog. You are some kind of wonderful, and I hope you know it … I mean truly know it to the very core of your being. I have been blessed to get to know you better and be called “Friend.”