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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

...a good read







At our last meeting with our Florida Bar family, the current president ended the meeting by reading a few of these commandments. Always worthy of a read, if you are familiar with them a reread at this Christmastide is time well spent. If they are new to you...enjoy.
                    
              The Paradoxical Commandments                            
by Dr. Kent M. Keith
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish 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 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.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you do 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.
© Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001  
                             Enjoy the day,
                                   Robyn


14 comments:

  1. Well said! Merry Christmas and wishes for a happy, healthy New Year to you, Mr. Mugwump and Annie! Warm hugs, Linda

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  2. Thank you, Robyn! Wonderful words of wisdom and a great reminder to us!!
    Enjoy Christmas week!!!
    Christmas Hugs~
    Julie

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  3. Afternoon Robin, such a wonderful post, I really enjoyed. Merry Christmas to you and yours, give sweet Annie a hug from me, Blessings Francine.

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  4. Great reminders!
    Merry Christmas!

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  5. Thanks for the pep talk. I need to set my mind straight and do more positive internal dialog with myself.

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  6. Great quotes that brings the giving spirit to new height.

    I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas with Annie and your Prince Charming.
    Hugs,
    JB
    Hugs,
    JB

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  7. Well said Robyn. Amen to that. Merry Christmas! Janice

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  8. Well said. Thank you for sharing.
    Merry, merry Christmas!
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  9. I have read them before but so very true. Have a wonderful Christmas.
    Cathy

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  10. Thank you for sharing...wise words indeed...Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, hugs to Annie...

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  11. a wonderful post & no such truer words. Thank You.
    Merry Christmas to you & your beautiful family!
    L

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  12. This is lovely, Robyn. Words to live by. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  13. It's a code to live by...
    nancee

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  14. Thank you for the reminder. I needed at least one of those.

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