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.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
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.
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.
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.