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The Anyway Poem

29-Jan-2016

Here is a great poem to read and discuss with your family.
At the start of a new school year, this poem will help your family members focus on what really matters in life.

"From a sign on the wall of Shishu Bhavan, the children's home in Calcutta."
Mother Teresa thought that the Paradoxical Commandments written by Dr Kent M. Keith when he worked with university students, were important enough to put up on the wall of her children's home.

The ‘ANYWAY’ Poem

People are often unreasonable,
Illogical, and self-centred;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind,
People may accuse you of having 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.