Recipe for Happiness
Mend a quarrel. Search out an old friend. Dismiss suspicion. Show your trust. Write a letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty. Don’t give up. Keep a promise. Forego a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize if you were wrong. Try to understand. Root out envy. Think first of someone else. Appreciate others. Be kind. Be gentle. Deserve the confidence of others. Laugh a little more. Whatever you are doing, do a good job at it.
With the holidays just around the corner the one thing we all think about doing is cleaning house. Here is a prayer I found for you.
A Prayer to Clean House By
Lord, I have been housecleaning. It’s hard work to scrub, to polish, to wash and iron. But, Lord, what a satisfaction to see the windows sparkle, To hang clean curtains, to smell the cleanness.
Help me, Father, to houseclean my soul- To cast out old prejudices, to discard outworn attitudes, To wash away old hurts and all the world’s dust I’ve accumulated for so long.
Let me face life clean and fresh, Aware of my own weaknesses, but not guilt-ridden- More determined to overcome my own faults and more tolerant of others.
Less selfish and more understanding. And may the winds of your spirit, blow through all the windows of my soul, until my house is filled with love.
– Betty Clevenger