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Running with the Savers!

September 8th, 2011 at 06:06 am


Thanks for your supportive comments to my post yesterday. I must remind myself that nothing good comes out of comparisons. I try to never compare my kids - because they all have different talents and are blessed in their own way. I shouldn't compare myself with others, because ultimately I'm pretty happy with who I am in the version that I presently am, though I hope to improve in ways that really matter.

I read this, liked it, and thought I'd share it:

This was posted in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta:

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.
Succeed anyway.


If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.


What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.


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.

For my non-Christian friends, please modify the last verse to suit your beliefs.

I promise my next post will be monetarily-related.

8 Responses to “Running with the Savers! ”

  1. jillybean Says:

    Love this quote--I made a copy of it for myself. Thanks for sharing.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow, that is pretty much exactly my philosophy! (On good days when I'm feeling expansive and philosophical.) The only thing that I usually add is that I cannot know the collection of circumstances, nurture, genes and events that led a person to act a certain way, so I shouldn't be judgmental. (That's not to say I succeed in not being judgmental, just that I try to keep my judgments to myself & sometimes vent them to my friends and family, and to temper them in my mind afterward with this reminder.)

    I too liked the chorus of like minds on your last post. This community has always been SO supportive about rising above silly materialism, consumerism and keeping up with the Joneses.

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Very lovely way to start the day! Thanks Laura.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Oh, that Mother Theresa...what a good kind hearted woman. If we could all be like her! Thanks for sharing.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Lovely!

  7. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Thank you for sharing this with us!

  8. Looking Forward Says:

    Excellent!
    I've read it before, but that was great to read it again.

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