There is a poem written by Dr. Kent M. Keith called “The paradoxical commandments” that is rumored to have once hung on the wall of Mother Theresa. I came across it today and thought it would be a good use of a Saturday to turn it into a series of instagram images. Feel free to share using the hashtag #anyways.

Hope it inspires you.

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.

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If you do good people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

If you do good people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

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f you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

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The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

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Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.

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People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

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What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

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People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.

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Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.

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