Written by a CSUCI Service Learning student.
People are often unreasonable, irrational, 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 unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.
By: Mother Teresa
When my mom showed me this quote by Mother Teresa recently it made me rethink about how we all function in society, comparing ourselves constantly to others. Having access to social media has caused us to feel like someone else is living a better life than ours. I hope that reading this quote made you smile and think and feel for the things in life that are worth celebrating. When I read this quote I was reminded that we tend to judge others for no reason at all, but when we focus all that energy towards being positive and doing what makes you happy regardless of other people’s opinions it can improve everyone’s mental health. Being able to appreciate what is most important in life and not caring about what others will think of it will help improve your mood.