It is true that there are times when riding the bus that you do not experience the best that humanity has to offer.

Sometimes people are just not as kind, as considerate or as clean as you’d like them to be.  Sometimes people cut in front of you, do not offer up seats for others, complain loudly, smell bad, or just plain act rude.

On those days I am reminded of this lovely piece by Mother Teresa.


People are often unreasonable, illogical & 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 & 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 & 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, & it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you & your God;
It was never between you & them anyway.


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