Sunday, December 29, 2013

Healing Waters

Healing Waters 8" x 8" oil on wood panel Flanegan | $285

Do It Anyway

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,
They may be jealous;
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. 

- Mother Teresa after Dr. Kent M. Keith -


  1. Love those words too!! Thank you for sharing!!
    Happy new year Marilyn!!

  2. Wonderful poem...wonderful painting. Happy 2014!

    1. Thank you Don - wonderful to see your paintings again. Oh what 2014 has in store for all of us!

  3. Love your painting. Love to see your work.

    XOXO Barbara