Priscilla's Friends
It's Between You and God
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 never was between you and them ... anyway. 

- Mother Theresa

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