“The Paradoxical Commandments
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.”
― Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council
I stopped writing for a while. I let someone’s thoughts and opinions get in my head. I have always been a very compassionate, loving, real person. I don’t pretend to be nice to people, I just am. This isn’t a flaw as some people might like me to believe. I was told that I shouldn’t be so raw and my blogs should always end on a positive note. The more I thought about it the more I decided, screw that! Life isn’t happy all the time, life is down right shitty sometimes. I am not going to be fake and pretend that if something is really shitty it isn’t. I will write how I want and if people don’t like that they can not read what I write.
There have been a lot of changes going on around me lately. I have disassociated myself with an organization that I helped to build. It hasn’t been the same for a long time and my heart just wasn’t in it anymore. It was time to walk away. I am so happy and feeling really good about my decision. At first I was sad and having a hard time walking away completely but finally I was able to make that decision, I am surprised at how happy I am about it. I guess it is a less to not hang on to things that don’t bring you joy longer then you need to. I have a few others things that I want to invest my time and energy in. I am grateful for the time I spent and the people I helped and met, but it is on to new things.
It is an interesting thing that happens when you close one door. I have started doing more arts & crafts which I haven’t done in a while and it feels awesome! I have been really thinking about what I want to do in my life. I have a few ideas and just need to do some research to get them going. It is all so exciting.