Monday, July 17, 2006

Powerful Life Lesson

A good friend of mine, Maura Nevel, sent this to me a few weeks ago as she knew I would love it. I hope you will too!

It was written by Mother Teresa and she had it engraved on the wall of her home for the children of Calcutta. Talk about the power of your own individual ripple!

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 have anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;

It was never between you and them anyway.

Ripple On!!!

Steve Harper

1 comment:

Gold said...

Gee...what a bunch of tripe...


It's funny how there are so many ways to express the same idea. Two of my favorites:

"Is karma real? Who knows? Live like it is..."

The other I have to credit (I think) to my late father (though it may be a distilled, created memory):

The Two Commandments:

Be a mensch. Don't be a chazar.

Translation, for those who don't know: Be a good guy. Don't be a pig.

Ripple on, my friend.