People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;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 your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
This poem was posted on the wall at Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta. It is based on Kent M. Keith's poem, The Paradoxical Commandments. It really resonated with me tonight.
image - http://www.carina.cc/2011/05/20/anyway-by-mother-teresa/