“FORGET AND REMEMBER”
Forget each 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, what’er its measure;
Remember praise by others won,
And pass it on with pleasure.
Remember every promise made
And keep it to the letter;
Remember those who lend you aid,
And be a grateful debtor.
(From “House To House, Heart To Heart”)