Author Unknown

Forget each kindness that you do as soon as
you have done it.
Forget the praise that falls to you the moment
you have won it.
Forget the slander that you hear
before you can repeat it.
Forget each slight, each spite, each sneer,
whenever you may meet it.
Remember every promise made and
keep it to the letter.
Remember those who lend 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 is above you.
And you will find, through age and youth,
that many will love you.