Keller: We should rise above undeserved criticism

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 7, 2019

Being human, I, like many people, respond to what others do or say in a negative way.  It’s human nature to want to defend or strike back at undeserved criticism.

A few days ago, I, came across the following written by Mother Teresa, a person I’ve always admired.  I should keep a copy with me at all times.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

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.


If you have any questions, or comments, please write to Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call 985-652-8477 or email