Sometimes (unless you’re extra special) it can be difficult taking the high road and doing what’s right. What makes it difficult? Well…. people do. Ever had those moments where you felt like someone just doesn’t deserve your forgiveness, or someone is making it very difficult for you to act kindly towards them? I’m sure we’ve all been there.
A couple days ago, I had one of those moments and it really made me question whether my kindness was being taken for weakness; and if that was the case, should I stop acting kindly in that instance? I thought of it for sometime and then came across this quote which resonated with me:
People are often unreasonable and self-centred. 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 the goodness of your heart. It was never between you and them anyway.
By: Mother Teresa
What are your thoughts?
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