I’m having one of those days again… I feel quite down, discouraged, and weak; just about fed up with the situation at hand, ready to give up. Have you also felt this way? You know… things don’t seem to be working out too well, people keep rubbing you the wrong way, inadvertently you keep pushing your weight around messing things up, and whats worse, you don’t even know what or how to pray. This little poem-cum-prayer often comes to my mind and gets me out of the dumps. Try it and mean it; this prayer recreates an attitude that may bring some encouragement:
Let me be a little kinder; let me be a little blinder
to the faults of those around me, let me praise a little more.
Let me be when I am weary; just a little bit more cheery,
let me serve a little better those whom I’m serving for.
Let me be a little braver; when temptations make me waver,
Let me strive a little harder, to be all that I can be!
Let me be a little meeker; to the person who weaker,
Let me think more of my neighbor and a little less of me.