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Mother Teresa’s Paradox

06/11/2012

Great quote from Mother Teresa on the blog Momentum of Joy.  I would say the same about Kindness…

Mother Teresa’s Paradox.

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Be Kind Anyway

29/03/2012
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Mother-Teresa-collage (Photo credit: Peta-de-Aztlan)

“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 anyway.

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 Teresa

This has been a hard one for me the last couple of days.  I encountered a situation where I wasn’t sure I could keep my composure, unsure that I could resist lashing out.  And then I remembered this quote.  “Be kind anyway.”  Sometimes it’s difficult to remember that part about it being between me and God.  And when I did remember, it was easier to have a kinder response than my original.  Did you ever have those types of encounters? How did you fare?

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