Amy Rees Anderson

When You Can’t See The Positive Anymore…

Today was one of those days when I REALLY needed an inspirational quote to help keep my spirits up. The truth is that it has been a rough week this week for many reasons and I found myself getting to that point where you really need a motivational lifeline to help you get your head back into thinking about things the right way. So often when things are tough it’s really hard to make ourselves change the way we are thinking about it. We get into that mode of only thinking about all the negative things going on and we feel so overwhelmed that we literally can’t see the positives anymore.

The only way I know to fix that is to stop and find something inspirational to read – a quote or a poem or a good thought that can help my mind see another perspective. So tonight I pulled up this poem and it is the perfect reminder to help me put my head in the right place. This is the poem that was posted on the wall of the orphanage by Mother Theresa (someone I admire tremendously):

Do it Anyway

People are often unreasonable, irrational, 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 unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

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

Give the best you have…and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

There…that’s the reminder I needed today.  Hope all of you have an amazing day!

~Amy

4 Comments

  • Mitali says:

    Hello M’am.

    I have this amazing inspirational blog of yours to keep my spirits up 🙂

    I have started reasing your old blogs too, as i have got some more time now.

    I have been trying to read, understand and learn eaxh and every blog and equally apply in my life when need arises.

    I feel so connected to you after reading the blogs, that can not keep from commenting on them.

    This poem you have already shared in one of your blogs, i took a screenshot of this poem.

    🙂

  • Mitali says:

    Really very sorry for my earlier comment M’am.

    Okay i got it, both poems are different…
    1. Anyway – by Dr. Kent M. Keith, and
    2. Do it anyway – by Mother Teresa.

    Sorry.

  • Yey says:

    Thank you so much. Thank you thank you so much. Literally thank you I really am breaking tears right now because I find it really hard to go to school anymore. I have no friends. I have been dropped to college a couple times. I also consider myself as a failure I just cant seem to think of the positive I even find it so hard just to outside and see people because I think they are always talking about me. Thank for this very lovely poem, it really heled me be more positive in life.

  • Anonymous says:

    I am so glad this works for you. You seem positive already. This isn’t for me. Thank you

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