“The Paradoxical Commandments” were written by Kent M. Keith in 1968 as part of a booklet for student leaders. They had hung on the wall of Mother Teresa’s children’s home in Calcutta, India. More info here.
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.
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.
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
I am positive.
I am passionate.
I am a glass half full type of gal.
I believe in greatness.
I believe in possibility.
I believe in infinite change and growth.
I yearn for knowledge.
I yearn for sleep.
I yearn for friendships that keep.
“We don’t see things as they are,
we see them as WE are.” ~Anais Nin
For this week’s giveaway, Sylvia from Person10 Etsy Shop is donating a $25 gift certificate to be used on one of her handmade, organic workout tanks. I’m so excited because I know you gals are gonna love these!
But before I get into why I love her shirts and how wonderful she is for giving back to her community, I have to let you in on the true meaning behind the name Person10-
Origin of the Company Name-
“For every nine people who denounce innovation, only one will encourage it… For every nine people who do things the way they have always been done, only one will ever wonder if there is a better way. For every nine people who stand in line in front of a locked building, only one will ever come around and check the back door.
Our progress as a species rests squarely on the shoulders of that tenth person. The nine are satisfied with things they are told are valuable. Person 10 determines for himself what has value.” – Za Rinpoche and Ashley Nebelsieck, in The Backdoor to Enlightenment
Isn’t that awesome? And so right up my alley!
Now more about her amazing tanks:
Sylvia designs and hand makes all the products at Person10. She specializes in tank tops, with a little added flair, for active moms and women. She use two types of fabric in her shop, catering to two different needs: organic cotton for the eco-friendly and sweat wicking for the hard-core running/gym enthusiast.
The organic cotton comes in softer, more subtle colors and is ridiculously soft! The sweat wicking is a lighter fabric which absorbs sweat off of your body and dries at lightening speed. Wear sweat wicking during hot yoga, marathons, or long-distance runs.
Sylvia sews all of her products and her partner (graphic designer and artist) silk screens on a custom quote or image. Right now, they have several quotes related to working out and fitness- some motivational, some funny- ALL inspiring and positive! And if that’s not enough to get you over to her etsy shop– Person10 donates 20% of all sales to a local Food for Kids Backpack Program.
Check these out:
And my favorite:
Is this motherhood or what?
A big THANK YOU to Sylvia from Person10! Please take the time to visit her Etsy shop, her blog, and her Facebook page to learn more about her success in making shirts that make changes- 100% handmade! Make a purchase, make a difference.
To have a chance at winning the $25 gift certificate from Person10, just leave me a comment below or on my Facebook page under the Person10 giveaway link. Easy! Giveaway open until Friday April 13th, 11:59 pm EST. Winners selected through random.org and notified through email. Winners will be notified by email within 5 days after the entry deadline date. Winners must respond within 5 days or a new winner will be selected. Contest open to USA and Canada.
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