Good Things to Learn
Learn to laugh:
A good laugh is better than medicine.
Learn to attend to your own business:
Few men can do that well.
Learn to say kind things:
Nobody ever resents them.
Learn to avoid hasty remarks:
They cause much of the world’s trouble.
Learn to stop grumbling:
See some good in the world or keep the bad to yourself.
When I was growing up, I always heard this one as:
If you can’t say something nice it is better to say nothing at all.
Learn to hide aches with a smile:
Nobody is much interested anyway.
And above all, learn to smile:
I saw Tomorrow marching by
On little children’s feet.
Within their forms and faces
Read her prophecy complete.
I saw Tomorrow look at me
From little children’s eyes
And thought how carefully
We’d teach if we were wise.