November 14th – Anyway

My wisdom for today comes from a verse that has become a favourite of mine. My only regret in life, at this point, is that I did not come to realize such wisdom decades ago.

The Paradoxical Commandments

1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centred.
Love them anyway.
2. If you do good, people will accuse you of ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
3. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
6. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
7. People favor underdogs but only follow top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
9. People really need your help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
10.Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

- Kent M. Keith

Take care and have a great day! πŸ’ž


27 thoughts on “November 14th – Anyway

  1. I read up as much as I could find on this verse. It is often referred to a Mother Theresa’s prayer but noted that it is because she had a modified copy of it posted in her room. Sometimes it is very difficult to get to the bottom of such quotes. Regardless of who’s was the original, I love the sentiment. Both were obviously very wise individuals to see the wisdom in it.


  2. I would think that as a librarian that you would be correct. The only reason I believed what I read online is that it so perfectly exemplifies Mother Theresa that I couldn’t see her writing it.


  3. Thank you, Frony. That tree is in a park that Kat and I used to spend a lot of time in last summer. It is only a couple of blocks away but we couldn’t handle the walk there this summer. Hopefully next. 🀞

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