Opie’s Favorite September 11th Poem

Hi all,

Opie here!

I wasn’t even born when the big tragedy happened. My hu-brother Michael wasn’t either. My Gregory was only 3 years old.

Mama watched a few tributes, but they were too sad.

However, Mama read me this poem that a lady read at her old high school.

We thought it would be a good thing to share with you all.

It’s not about dogs, but it could be.

It’s not about 9/11 but it could be

It’s about life and how to live it when bad things happen.

I think it’s pretty cool.

It’s by a really nice lady named Mother Theresa. I think I would have liked her.

Here it is.


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 Spirit;

It was never between you and them anyway.

– Mother Theresa


About Opie and Opie's Mom

Snorkie with attitude. My mom writes about me and sometimes she lets me write something too. I was rescued July 11, 2010! I am so happy! I love my family and I hate squirrels. I don't know any cats but the neighborhood cats are fun to bark at. Read Opie's Mom's Blog to find out more about me. View all posts by Opie and Opie's Mom

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