People are often unreasonable, irrational, 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 unfaithful friends
and genuine enemies.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
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.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.
- Mother Teresa of Calcutta
One wonderful advise I received from my cousin, Ralson, which was also echoed by Pastor and Mrs. Boling was to continue doing good to others regardless of how they treat me. After all, as a Christian, I should follow Christ's example. As a human being, we retaliate when people are unkind to us: "an eye for an eye". However, as Christians, we should remember what Christ has said: "that whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also."
The quote above sums up what every Christian must do. "In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."