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 come to love you.