A friend of mine who lives in Italy, recently sent to me "The Final Analysis" supplement below. Her sister-in-law Lucy is currently going through chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. It was recommended that Lucy does each dose slowly and with full concentration:

THE FINAL ANALYSIS

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 may 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 all between you and God;

It was never between you and them anyway.

~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta