Altruistic wisdom

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.  If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.  If you are honest, people, may cheat you.  Be honest anyway.  If you find happiness, people may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.  The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.  Do good.  Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.  Give your best anyway.  For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway” (Mother Theresa of Calcutta) Truer words were never spoken.  So much energy is exhausted on negativity, isn’t it time to start BUILDING each other up?  Connecting with each other, supporting each other through words and actions would be so much more productive in our day to day lives.  A couple years ago my daughter and I were in the drive through of a local coffee shop, and this woman walked out of the bistro toward her car with her head down.  My daughter rolled down the window and said, “Excuse me, I just wanted to say what a beautiful smile you have.”  The woman looked up and smiled from ear to ear.  Just the simple gesture made her day.  Seriously, there is no shortage of people to criticize you throughout the day, lets try to be that ray of light to uplift each other which in turn may actual inspire ourselves in the process.


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