Sometimes I come across a poem or some words of wisdom and merely shake my head in agreement. Other times I read something that nearly moves me to tears. I think it's the mood I'm in when I read it, but it doesn't really make any difference. If it strikes a cord, I'm learning something from it.
I found the following words on another blog that I came across just by chance. I hope you find them as inspirational as I did...
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 successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed 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.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy 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.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.