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?

Smile! Life is better when you’re laughing!


13 Replies to “Do It Anyway”

  1. We live in a time where the line between doing something for recognition and just doing it because it’s the right and good thing to do is becoming very blurred. I love those quotes and it couldn’t have come from a better source. Love it babe.

  2. The first thing I did when I woke up this morning was read this. It instantly made me smile and put me in a good mood, so thank you for that!! 😀

    I could tell you several stories that fit perfectly with this, but the result has always been the same… as difficult as it was, I always took the high road, and have always been glad that I did. Taking the high road doesn’t mean that you’re weak. In fact, it means you’re strong, because you stayed true to yourself and refused to lower yourself to someone else’s level. Any time someone tries to force you to be unkind or to do something that isn’t true to who you are, you can hold your head high and be proud of yourself when you refuse to let them change who you are. Over the past few years, I have been in countless situations where I could have reacted the way I “wanted” to, but took a step back and decided to instead react the way I “should”. I’m glad I did.

    I hope you’re having a great day, Candace!! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for sharing that Danny. I love your perspective–it makes so much sense. I think it’s not only empowering to choose the high road, but it keeps your inner peace too. Most times you’ll walk away feeling good about your reaction.

      Thank you, have a great one too 🙂

  3. I don’t have a problem forgiving but when that same person hurts me again and again I have to stop and ask myself why I would allow them to stay in my life. Sometimes it’s not about learning to forgive but learning you deserve better than people like that.

    1. I agree with you. You can forgive from a distance too. Sometimes forgiveness is for your own inner peace rather than to please someone else, especially someone undeserving. Thanks so much for reading and sharing your thoughts 🙂

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