Forget the kindness that you do,
 As soon as you have done it;

 Forget the praise that falls on 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,
 Wherever you may meet it.

 Remember every kindness done,
 To you, whate'er its measure;

Remember every promise made,
And keep it to the letter;

 Remember those who lend you aid,
 And be a grateful debtor.

 Remember good, remember truth,
 Remember heaven's above you,

 And you will find through age and youth,
 True joy and hearts to love you!

 We each have a "selective memory."
 The trick is to use our memory to remember
 those things that are good and God-given,
 and to ignore and forget those things which

are not.


Author Unknown