Friday, May 06, 2005

An Interesting Poem

I discovered this moving poem through listening to the reknowned Asian Marketing Guru, Hermawan Kertajaya. He pitched the importance of Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) in order to keep customers' loyalty. And that SQ is not about religion or being religious.
Won't dwell into that yet. Here's the poem I'd like to share with you.


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 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 never was between you and them anyway.

This poem was written by Mother Teresa and is engraved
on the wall of her home for children in Calcutta.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

very positive attitude that should be followed by others especialy all those who call themselves MUSLIM; Allah says in Al Israa' 17:96

Say: Enough is Allah for a witness between me and you, for He is well acquanted with his servants, and He sees(all things)

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