Sunday, December 29, 2013

Healing Waters

Healing Waters 8" x 8" oil on wood panel Flanegan | $180 plus t+s

Whether the verse below is accredited to Mother Teresa or written by Dr. Kent M. Keith,
what peace these words inspire.


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. 





5 comments:

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

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

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

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

    XOXO Barbara

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