This one’s for Tink

This is for Tink over at Pickled Beef. She wondered if chivalry, thoughtfulness toward others, and general kindness was a dying art. Please go give her examples of your own good deeds this weekend. Here’s the link to her post.


(Written By Mother Theresa)

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 some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

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

What you spend years building, someone
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.


9 responses to “This one’s for Tink

  1. I visited too. Goodness she really did see the ugly side of humanity didn’t she?

  2. we gotta try to make the world a better place

  3. I love that poem. 🙂

  4. Beautifully stated. I had never heard it before so thanks for sharing. Poor Tink…some days…or weeks just plain suck. You’re a good bloggie friend!

  5. That is a wonderful poem, I’ve never heard it before, but it is so true.

  6. Thank you for this! What a fitting and beautiful poem.

  7. I need to post this up at work and read it on a daily basis. Thanks.