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 -
If you are honest, people may cheat you -
Be honest anyway.
What you may spend years building, someone may try to destroy overnight -
If you find serenity and happiness, some people won't understand -
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow -
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you’ve got, and it may never be enough -
Give the best you’ve got anyway.
Because you see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God –
It was never between you and them,
I recently thought of this quote that I have had saved on my computer for years. It can be a good reminder on difficult days of what it's really all about.
illustration courtesy of www.allposters.com
"Country Daisy" by Vanna Lam