The Paradox of Kindness 🌟

Date Published
May 1, 2023

The Paradox of Kindness 🌟

Mother Theresa once said: β€œIf you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind 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. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God; it was never between you and them anyway.”

Mother Theresa's words are as relevant today as they were when she spoke them. In a world where social media and instant gratification rule, it can be challenging to maintain our integrity and remain kind and honest, but we should still strive to do so.

Being kind doesn't always come naturally, but it's something we can all work on. Some people may think you're being kind for selfish reasons, but that shouldn't stop you. After all, even if you're only doing it to make yourself feel good, that's still a positive outcome.

Similarly, being honest and frank may lead to people taking advantage of you, but it's better to live a life of honesty and integrity than to be constantly looking over your shoulder. If someone cheats you, it's on them, not on you.

It's essential to remember that what we build can be destroyed, and what we do today can be forgotten tomorrow. But that's not a reason to give up on building and doing good. In fact, it's a reminder to focus on the present and not worry too much about the future.

Ultimately, the way we live our lives is between us and our higher power. It's up to us to act in a way that aligns with our values and beliefs.

Let's take Mother Theresa's words to heart and be kind and honest, even if others don't always reciprocate. Let's focus on building and doing good, even if it's only for today. And let's remember that in the end, it's our relationship with our higher power that matters most. Oh, and let's not forget to laugh along the way!

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