Monday, November 10, 2008

Good rules to live by

Cindy Z. was kind enough to give me a copy of this:

The Paradoxical Commandments by Kent Keith

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 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, people 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 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.


chelle said...

I love this. I had heard it a while ago. Thanks for sharing it with us! It's a great reminder!

Mama D said...

Thanks for this reminder! It is a great way to live.