Mother Theresa & Nelson Mandella
DO IT ANYWAY
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 true enemies
If you are honest and frank
people may cheat you
Be honest anyway.
What you spend years building
someone could destroy overnight
If you find serenity and happiness
they may be jeolous
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today
people will often forget tomorrow
Be 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.
Mother Theresa 1910-1997
OUR DEEPEST FEAR
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you.. NOT to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won't feel unsure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not in just some of us, it is in everyone.
As we let our Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others..
Nelson Mandella, from his inaugural speech, 1994