Wednesday, December 27, 2006

For Mom

Mom's table grace for Christmas dinner:

This Christmas

Mend a quarrel.
Seek out a forgotten friend.
Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust.
Write a love letter.
Share some treasure.
Give a soft answer.
Encourage youth.
Manifest your loyalty in word and deed.
Keep a promise.
Find the time.
Forego a grudge.
Apologize if you were wrong.
Try to understand.
Flout envy.
Examine your demands on others.
Think first of someone else.
Be kind, be gentle.
Laugh a little.
Laugh a little more.
Deserve confidence.
Take up arms against malice.
Decry complacency.
Express your gratitude.
Go to church.
Welcome a stranger.
Gladden the heart of a child.
Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.
Speak your love.
Speak it again.
Speak it still once again.

Printed in the Kansas City Times and credited to McCall’s magazine about 1960.

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1 comment:

Pamela said...

Thats a wonderful list.
I should post it on my fridge ---

stopping in and saying hello to some of the newer blogging chicks.