by Dr. Kent M. Keith

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, There may be jealousy;

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 world 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.