Saturday, August 04, 2007


The Paradoxical Commandments” by Kent M. Keith.


I recently visited Josie’s blog and read The Paradoxical Commandments. I don’t recall ever having read these before, so I copied and saved them for my further review. You know what? These commandments are so inspiring to me every time I read them. So here they are for you to appreciate as well. It is good to know that the Paradoxical Commandments still hold true and are standards which have endured through time and space. So here they are:

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish and ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building up may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do try to help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

Here is one more that was added to the list by Josie herself:
People will say you don’t have the talent or ability to do something.
Do it anyway.

Whenever you have a moment, please do go over to visit Josie’s blog to find out more about her views on life and everything else and let her know that Belizegial sent you.

20 comments:

HeiressChild said...

hi enid, i remember reading the paradoxical commandments on josie's blog, and they all add up to the greatest Biblical commandment we have, which is to love God with all of our heart, mind, and soul, and to love our neighbor as ourself. also, to do whatever we do as unto the Lord. when we follow these, everything else falls into place. great inspirational post.

what day is joanne's birthday?

beachgirl said...

Hi Enid,
Thank you for stopping by my site. I actually tried posting a picture of myself , with my sons help, of course We had issues downloading. We will try again.
He was impressed with my network and had no idea I even had a blog. And that we've all been talking for 2 years.
I love the pearls of wisdom. I am proving people wrong on a daily basis. Now I don't do it deliberately.
I just have some negatives around I try to squelch. Like those who say I know nothing of photography. That I can't ride a horse, drive a boat, fish, etc. Just because you never see someone you know do something. Doesn't mean that they don't know how to do it. I happen to know all those things.
I just do what makes me happy now. Full speed ahead. I also try to do no harm. It's much easier that way. And don't lie. I'd forget what I told you. Much easier on me. But I tend to be blunt and tell it like it is. Back to do no harm. I won't insult people, or make them feel bad. Case in point. If I don't like what your wearing. I won't say anything. Because you liked it enough to buy it and wear it. It makes you happy. But if you walk out of the ladies room with your dress tucked in your undies and toilet paper hanging on your shoe. I will graciously let you know. Quietly.

Have an awesome day. I went for an early ride. It's now hot enough to fry an egg on your head. Heat index of 114 today. I smell air conditioning for sure. I'll ride tonight again.

Carol

scrappintwinmom said...

Believe it or not, I've never seen that before. Thanks for sharing it. Here via Michele.

Josie said...

Enid... wow! You know, every time I read these, I feel inspired. What a great philosophy to live by, hey?

Cheers,
Josie

Jodi said...

Those are great! And so true.

Here from Michele's.

Pia said...

and we should remember that God is our rewarder. blessings to you, enid.

Carmi said...

I love the spirit inherent in this list. There's so much positive energy in these words: definitely a lesson for us all!

Found your link on Michele's and followed it home. I'm very glad to meet you: I love how you write, and look forward to reading more.

Thanks, also, for popping by my site earlier. I hope we continue to cross electrons via our respective blogs.

HeiressChild said...

hi enid, i hope this weekend is finding you and your family in great spirits, and you're all enjoying your weekend.

MSN sent me a link for the Live Earth concert. i've been taking my time watching some of the entertainment they had there.

today, i saw this link about the Great Coral Reef in Belize, which is the 2nd largest, the first being in Australia, i believe they said. anyhoo, here's the link in case you want to watch it. it provided some good information, even though you probably already know it. you'll have to copy it into the address browser because i couldn't figure out what to do to put the link here so all you'd have to do is click it to get there. i'm still working on my computer skills.

http://entimg.msn.com/i/ExperienceData/p1-7/us/x.htm?sh=LiveEarth&g=fdd00d03-dac3-466a-b665-c5f0e93dc93c


blessings,
sylvia

PI said...

These are new to me but epitomise what I so strongly believe. You just have to keep keepin' on regardless of the decryers, belittlers and scoffers. We'll get there in the end:)
Oh Michele says hi!

Joe said...

Hello, Michele sent me...

MissMeliss said...

Hi, Michele sent me.
I've read these before - not in Josie's blog, since I don't know Josie - but they bear repeating.

Thank you. z

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are GREAT! Sometimes it is hard to do these..BUT, as you said, THEY ARE INSPRING! I must cope them and look at them every day....I particularly like that last one...I think it is incredibly important to tye craeative spirit!

Dara said...

I love them - do them all despite the outcome because it's the right thing to do. Hello from Michele :)

Rose said...

Those are so inspirtional and yet so true. Thanks so much for sharing them. Heading over to Josie's now.

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