Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy. ~Cynthia Nelms


Old Watering Can in Beautiful GardenThe 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.
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.

painted lady butterfly on catmintThe 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.

Cosmos flower with butterflyGive the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
― Kent M. KeithThe Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” ― C.S. Lewis

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ― Anne Frank

4 responses to “Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy. ~Cynthia Nelms

  1. Love the photos, Beth, and the Paradoxical Commandment. You have such lovely posts.

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  2. Love the photos too. Especially the first one. I agree with Caroline. Wonderful post.
    Sue B

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