Paradoxical Commandments

  1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.
  2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish 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 follow only top dogs.
    Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
  8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
    Build anyway.
  9. People really need 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.

© 1968, 2001 Kent M. Keith

"The Paradoxical Commandments" were written by Dr. Kent M. Keith in 1968 as part of a booklet for student leaders.

July santa spotting

Never heard of the World Santa Claus Congress before I happened upon this Santa parade while strolling through Copenhagen. These Santa's did not disappoint and brought good cheer during an otherwise regular summer day. 

The World Santa Claus Congress is held each July in Copenhagen...basically 3 days of fun with a Christmas gala show, charity events, a Santa World Championship, Christmas cake baking, dancing around the Christmas and parades through the streets of Copenhagen. 

Just for you Mom.