Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Clay Aiken and Mother Teresa's Words

Clay Aiken has always struck me as an old soul. He is certainly wise beyond his years. Recently he posted on his blog the immortal words of the incomparable Mother Teresa.


Love this

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.

~Mother Teresa

A great philosophy to aspire to.


Carolina Clay said...


Thank you for focusing on this incredible blog by our favorite, wise "old soul," Clay Aiken.

Have a wonderful day!


LovesClaysVoice said...

Clay is very wise beyond his years! He is such a class act! He continues on with his life despite those trying to take him down. He is one very special person!

fgs said...

I loved that Clay blogged Mother Theresa's words. Clay has always said to ignore and that's exactly what he does. He never allows the media and detractors to drag him down--God knows they have been trying for years now.

katy said...

Clay Aiken does relate to Mother Theresa's words. They are timeless.

lulu said...

I loved the blog post by Clay Aiken using the words of Mother Theresa. It answers many questions.

SueReu said...

I love these words by Mother Teresa and it is quite fitting that Clay Aiken loves them too.

Thank you gerra!

maddie99 said...

This is one very strong man. I don't know how he does it...he rises above all of the ugliness and just lives his life. What an incredible man.

chel4clay said...

Clay certainly does try to live his life by these words. What a wise man.

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken is indeed a wise and special man.

Ashes said...

Thank you Gerra! Clay Aiken is wise beyond his years. Mother Teresa's words are ones we should all focus on.

Have a great day!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the Clay Aiken blog.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for using Mother Teresa's quotes on your blog. It makes me very happy that Clay Aiken has chosen these words to guide him in his life. He is a very brave man.

copingincalifornia said...

Beautiful Gerra. Love Clay Aiken.

SueReu said...

*sneaking in*

I forgot to say that I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing Clay Aiken & Elvis Costello on my TV tonight!!!

*sneaking back out*

ImGranny said...

Thank you for this blog. Clay Aiken sure is wise beyond his years. I am so proud of him! What a class act!

CLM said...

This is great. Thanks for posting.