Friday, September 04, 2009


bought this birthday card yesterday for my absolutely wonderful, amazing, illuminate acting teacher, Elizabeth Browning. the words on the front are inscribed on the wall of Shishu Bhivan, a children's home in Calcutta, and i wanted to share them with you. if i can, i'd like to live my life this way.

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 succeed, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.

People really need your help, but may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway.

Give the world the best you've got and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you've got anyway.


I Hate to Weight said...

wow. thank you for sharing this. i forget sometimes -- when something's not appreciated, i can get defensive and lose interest in my good intentions. sometimes, though, i DO do good anyway, and that's the greatest.

great post!

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful card and what beautiful words of wisdom. The most important lesson I took from the card was to never give up. Thank you. :o)