The quotation from Mother Teresa below (texts in bold print) is more for reminding myself on how I should handle my life than for sharing. Readers of this blog are welcome to contemplate on it though.
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centred; forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway.
If you are sucessful, you will win some false friends and some true friends; succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone would 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 your best anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.
Note: Believers of different faiths could interpret the word ‘God’ in the quotation in their own way, in accordance with how their faith defines the word. I interpret the word to be equivalent to one’s conscience.