So when you are feeling pretty down, miserable, annoyed at nearly everything that walks past/talks/does anything for you, maybe it is a good idea to read this poem. I found it and realized that it is quite hard for someone to do as the poem says, but in that way it just promotes a challenge, that maybe some of us would be able to do!


  • People are unreasonable, illogical and self centered.

    Love them anyway.

  • If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.

    Do good anyway.

  • If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.

    Succeed anyway.

  • The kindness you show today will be forgotten tomorrow.

    Be kind anyway.

  • Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable.

    Be honest and frank anyway.

  • The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind.

    Think big anyway.

  • What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.

    Build anyway.

  • People really need help, but may attack you if you help them.

    Help people anyway.

  • Give the world the best you've got, and you might get kicked in the teeth.

    Give the world the best you've got anyway.

~~ Author Unknown ~~


  • ...for thinking before acting.
  • ...for hearing before judging.
  • ...for forgiving your enemies.
  • ...for being candid and frank.
  • ...for helping a fallen brother.
  • ...for being honest in business.
  • ...for thinking before speaking.
  • ...for being loyal to your church.
  • ...for standing by your principles.
  • ...for closing your ears to gossip.
  • ...for bridling a slanderous tongue.
  • ...for harboring pure thoughts.
  • ...for sympathizing with the afflicted.
  • ...for being courteous and kind to all.

~~ Author Unknown ~~

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