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My mom, Lois Bernice Miller, ran for Mayor of Bolivar, TN and used this poem on her

Get Out The Vote card (GOTV). I wanted to share it with you here:


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 are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.

Succeed anyway

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable

Be honest and frank anyway

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow

Do good anyway

The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds

Think big anyway

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs

Fight for some underdogs anyway

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight

Build anyway

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth

Give the world the best you've got anyway

(Attributed to Mother Teresa)

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