A friend shared the following on Facebook. It seems quite appropriate right now... many of my family members and friends have noticed that there is a plethora of selfishness and unkind acts in our lives of late.
I believe we can counter that by "being kind anyway". After all, the only person I have control over is myself, and I chose to Be Kind Anyway. Enjoy!
Be kind anyway
People are often unreasonable, irrational, 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 unfaithful 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 creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
--- Kent Keith (originally), later tweaked by Mother Teresa
Footnote: The photo is of an Evergreen Clematis that did not survive the last winter. It was so lovely, and I miss it this year.