Love Them Anyway



In 1995, author Lucinda Vardey compiled a book of Mother Teresa’s words and wisdom called The Simple Path. In the book, she included a quote from a sign posted on the wall of Shishu Bhavan, the children’s home in Calcutta. That quote, and similar variations, has since become popular all over the world. The original paragraph is attributed to Kent Keith, who wrote and published “The Paradoxical Commandments” in 1968.

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.

Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.

Be kind anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.

Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.

Create anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.

Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.

Give your best anyway.



Isn’t this a beautiful attitude to carry throughout your day? This is the latest addition to the page of My Favorite Prayers on this blog. Enjoy.

Peace friends,


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