Prayer for Thursday

Some things have to be believed to be seen.
~ Ralph Hodgson, The Skylark and Other Poems

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you are nice, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Be nice anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

For in the end, it is only between you and God,
it was never between you and them, anyway.

(Adapted from a saying of Mother Theresa and The Paradoxical Commandments by Kent Keith)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I have complete faith in myself.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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