Lord,Sometimes I get angry.
And I say or do things that I later regret.
Then I apologize for the cruel words or my hurtful actions.
But apologies aren’t always enough.
There may be no way to undo the harm.
Lord, Help me to accept anger as a reality in my life.
Help me to control it and direct it into things that make Yo ur creation better for us all.
Help me to turn the negative energy into a positive good, for the oppressed and the poor, for those in need here and around the world.
Lord, fill me with love and understanding so that I may control my anger.
For a moment of understanding can prevent a lifetime of regret.
• Strives to live by a moral code
• Acknowledges an obligation to society
• Works to acquire self-knowledge
• Develops a capacity to set goals,delay gratification, accept reality
• Has a sense of humor and self-discipline
• Is able to love and respect himself/herself
• Appreciates differences among people
• Accepts himself/herself
The highest aim in life - To know God and do His will!
The most enriching good habit - Complimenting others
The most destructive bad habit - Worry
The greatest joy - Giving
The greatest loss - Loss of self-respect
The most satisfying work - Helping others
The ugliest personality trait - Selfishness
The most endangered species - Dedicated leaders
Our greatest natural resource - Our youth
The ugliest look - A frown
The greatest “shot in the arm” - Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome - Fear
The most effective sleeping pill - Peace of Mind
The surest way to limit God - Unbelief
is very patient and kind,
never jealous or envious,
never boastful or proud,
never haughty or selfish or rude.
Love does not demand its own way.
It is not irritable or touchy.
It does not rejoice in wrongdoing
but rejoices whenever truth wins out.
It bears all things,
believes all things,
hopes all things,
endures all things.
LOVE NEVER ENDS.
When little things would irk me,
and I grow impatient with my dear ones,
make me know how in a moment,
joy can take its flight,
and happiness can be quenched in endless night.
Keep this thought with me all the livelong day,
that I may guard the harsh words that I might say,
when I would fret and grumble,
fiery hot at trifles that tomorrow are forgot.
Let me remember, Lord, how it would be,
if these my loved ones,
were not here with me.
I watched the flag pass by one day, It fluttered in the breeze, A young Marine saluted it, And then he stood at ease, I looked at him in uniform So young, so tall, so proud, With hair cut square and eyes alert, He’d stand out in any crowd. I thought how many men like him Had fallen through the years. How many have died on foreign soil? How many mothers’ tears? How many pilots’ planes shot down? How many died at sea? How many foxholes were soldiers’ graves? No, freedom isn’t free. I heard the sounds of taps one night. When everything was still I listened to the bugler play and felt a sudden chill.
No, freedom isn’t free.
Be Patient with everyone, but above all with yourself. Do not be disturbed because of your imperfections, and always rise up bravely from a fall. Daily make a new beginning; there is not better means of progress in the spiritual life than to be continually beginning afresh, and never to think that we have done enough. St. Francis De Salesp>
“If others know that a person can be relied upon to speak honestly, to act in times of crisis, to contribute with generosity, to use wisdom in making decisions, and to be faithful to family and friends - that person has earned respect”.
* No man or woman is worth your tears, and the one who is won’t make you cry.
* A true friend is someone who reached for your hand and touches your heart.
* To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
* Never frown, even when you are sad, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile.
* Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.