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    Do It Anyway

    Some recent debate threads made this poem come to mind. Thought I'd share it...

    Wise Advise from Mother Teresa

    ( because it was never between you and them )

    People are often unreasonable, illogical, 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 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 best you've got anyway.
    You see, in the final analysis
    it is between you and God;
    it was never between you and them anyway.
    "I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
    E. B. White

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    Member Lost in Some Story's Avatar
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    I like this smilinghelps. Thanks for posting.
    "The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior."
    Henry David Thoreau

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    I'm glad to. The message really is universal.

    I know you're not a poet--or read poetry, but I'm proud that you've been broadening your horizons. It's more than some well placed rhymes you know

    And comparitively, I'm no real poet--check out some of the real ones in our forum--wow! I am genuinely moved.
    "I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
    E. B. White

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    Oooops, I thought this was going to be about something else from the title "Do it Anyway" lol, what can I say, I'm a perv.

    Very nice though.
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    You ARE a sick girl!! You know that? LOL!!!!

    I think that's why I like you Charlie. But please, have some respect for Mother Teresa!
    "I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
    E. B. White

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    I said it was very nice, and I do respect her for being a much more pure soul than I
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