Amazingly, I have never seen this poem before. Here’s the video and the text is below.

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“Do It Anyway” – Mother Teresa

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 true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, some 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’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

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  • Jeff Herring

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    Phyllis – Thanks for the encouragement! I’ll keep ’em coming…

    Thanks for your post – I appreciate you!

    ~ Jeff

  • Alan Hickman

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    Hi Jeff – what a great inspiration this woman has been to me. I remember after she died some of her personal writings exposed that she “had doubts” and she “did it anyway”. The fact that Mother Teresa had doubts and she did what she did anyway gives us all hope.

    Alan Hickman

  • Comfort and Joy

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    Actually that was written by Kent Keith but it is often attributed by Mother Teresa, I guess it does sound like something she would writ!

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