when people accuse us or try to hurt us

Ellen sent me This Thing (I can’t call it a poem). It’s called anyway.  I’m going to send it with this letter. It is what i knew to say when people accuse us or try to hurt us.

Brent Brents 4-7-12


People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.

Love them anyway

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.

Do good anyway

If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.

Succeed anyway.

The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow

Do good anyway

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable

Be honest and frank anyway

What you spent years building may be destroyed overnight.

Build Anyway

People really need help but may attack you if you help them

Help people anyway

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth

Give the world the best you’ve got anyway

–From a sign on the wall of Shishu Bhavan, The Children’s home in Calcutta.

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