Sunday, August 18, 2013

Note to self: I'm doing this for the children...

"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. 
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. 
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. 
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. 
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. 
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. 
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
~Mother Teresa

I am thankful to a friend for sending me this quote today. This weekend has not been easy since a few people have treated me unfairly and have been negative about my work. Unfortunately this all happened through email correspondence. Thankfully, most people are happy with what I am doing in the hospital and that is what I can hold onto. More importantly, as Mother Teresa says, it's between me and God. I am not here to please people, I am doing this work for Him. As long as I know I am making life better for the vulnerable children in Sierra Leone, I know I should continue this work. That is what I have been called to do and I will not let people bring me down. I want to work as a team and I'm not in this to make a name for myself. I really do want to see child health improve in Sierra Leone. 

I'm very thankful for an amazing team and friends here in Sierra Leone and elsewhere and family - Osman, Heleen, Margaret, Kate, Dickya, Anna, Matthew, Toyin, Tom, Suzanne, mom and dad - thank you so much for your support and encouragement! I couldn't do this without people like you backing me up. Here's to doing more work at the Children's Hospital, to make it a better place.


Sarah said...

Thanks for this post and the quote. The details are not important but it sounds like you have had a painful few days. I am praying for you today and hope that you receive many notes of encouragement. Keep up the good work!

sophi said...

At least you are doing something for enfants.Dieu is with you

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