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03 December 2008 @ 11:30 pm
Tao of the Day (Tao It Anyway)  
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

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

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may just never be enough;
Give the world the best you have anyway.

-Kent Keith, Do It Anyway: The Handbook for Finding Personal Meaning and Deep Happiness in a Crazy World
raven mimuraravenmimura on December 4th, 2008 11:08 am (UTC)
i like this a lot.
Kburgunder on December 4th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
a girl in Seattle i don't know who takes photographs of the luly yang window displays on 5th ave and posts them on flickr put it in the description of one of her photos and i was instantly like warrior YES