I just got this little gem in my inbox.
“Give to your enemy forgiveness.
To your opponent tolerance.
To your friend your heart.
To all men charity, for the hands that help are holier than lips that pray.
To every child a good example.
and to yourself – respect.”
This Christmas, “Mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your layalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love and then speak it again.”
(from an unknown author)