Somewhere today I read an interview with Ratu Mara by FijiTV and at the end of the interview he quoted words from Mother Teresa.
Fiji TV interview with Ratu Mara closing words 2001
Q: Now it hurts, it hurts inside you..you?
A: I heard something that was very comforting. It was said by Mother Teresa:
People are often in unreasonable, irrational and self-centred. 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 unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spent years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.