Ready for the Black Friday madness? Need some tips that will keep you sane during this Thanksgiving and Christmas season? Here are some tips that will calm your spirit and fortify you heart. The first 10 tips are from Mother Teresa's poem 'Anyway', the last five tips come from Jesus and are located in Matthew 5.
So, get your walking shoes on, grab your shopping list and checkbook, but don't forget these tips for this Black Friday 2010.
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 genuine enemies; SUCCEED anyway.
If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you; BE HONEST and SINCERE anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; BUILD anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous; BE HAPPY anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten tomorrow; DO GOOD anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; GIVE the world your best anyway.
Tip #9: You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and GOD; It was never between you and them anyway.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.