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    Be Still and Reflect

    by Ngozi Osuagwu, MD | April 21st, 2019

    Be Still and Reflect

    I was on my 3-mile walk with my husband on Easter Sunday reflecting on all that was happening in the world and wondering whether anyone could make a difference. It just seems overwhelming. He then quoted Mother Theresa:

    “Never worry about the numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.”

    When I got home from the walk, I immediately googled to confirm that he was correct and chanced upon the Mother Theresa’s Anyway poem.

    People are often unreasonable, illogical 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 false friends and 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 and 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, and it may never be enough;

    Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

    You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;

    It was never between you and them anyway

    Find time this week to just be still and reflect.

    6 Responses to “Be Still and Reflect”

    1. Gina LoveWalker, MD says:

      Dr. Ngozi, what a wonderful message —-and reminder. So timely. Thank you!

    2. Good compass for our lives:-)

    3. Bea says:

      What a wonderful world it would be if we all lived by that!!

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