If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all people. — Rom 12:18 NET
Don’t look too hard except for something agreeable; we can find all the disagreeable things we want, between our own hats and boots.
— Leigh Hunt.
Instead of a gem or a flower, cast the gift of a lovely thought into the heart of a friend.
— George Macdonald.
For the want of common discretion the very end of good breeding is wholly perverted; and civility, intended to make us easy, is employed in laying chains and fetters upon us, in debarring our wishes, and in crossing our most reasonable desires and inclinations.
— Jonathan Swift.
My Lord, help me to adjust my life to what I ought to be, rather than be content in what I am. May I not spend my time in dreaming of obstacles, or searching for things that hurt, but may I be gentle and kind, and as I see the truth speak for it and follow it. Amen.
Daily Prayer Guide - October 19
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.