Paradoxical Commandments


Check out this great song by the Roches. Apparently it comes from a list of “paradoxical commandments” first penned by a guy called Kent Keith and since adopted by folks ranging from Steven Covey to Mother Theresa.

Stick them on your computer for those days that feel as if you’re pushing rocks up hill… 

Anyway

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 God.
It was never between you and them anyway


Posted on: 04 Oct 2011 in General, Spirituality


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