CODE FOR LIVING
Forget each kindness that you do as
soon as you do it:
Forget the praise that falls on you as
soon as you have won it;
Forget the slander that you hear before
you can repeat it;
Forget each slight, each spite,
each snare, whenever you may meet it.
Remember each kindness done to
you whatever it may measure;
Remember praise by others won and
pass it on with pleasure;
Remember every promise made and
keep it to the letter;
Remember those who give you aid and
be a grateful debtor.
Remember all the happiness that
comes your way in living;
Forget each worry and distress, be
hopeful and forgiving;
Remember good, remember truth,
Remember Heaven’s above you,
And you will find , through age and
youth, that many people love you.
In the Morning
Help, O God, to meet in the right way and in the right spirit everything that comes to me today.
Help me to approach my work cheerfully, and my tasks diligently.
Help me to meet people courteously, and caringly, to suffer fools gladly.
Help me meet disappointments, frustrations, hindrances, opposition, calmly and without irritation.
Help me to meet delays with patience, and unreasonable demands with self-control.
Help me to accept praise modestly, and criticism without losing my temper.
Keep me serene all through today.
All this I ask for Jesus’ sake. AMEN.