Beatitudes

Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves; they will have no end of fun.

Blessed are those who can tell a mountain from a molehill; they will be saved a lot of bother.

Blessed are those who know how to relax without looking for excuses; they are on the way to becoming wise.

Blessed are those who know when to be quiet and listen; they will learn a lot of new things.

Blessed are those who are sane enough not to take themselves too seriously; they will be valued by those about them.

Happy are you if you can take small things and face serious things calmly; you will go far in life.

Happy are you if you can appreciate a smile and forget a frown; you will walk on the sunny side of the street.

Happy are you if you can be kind in understanding the attitudes of others; you may be taken for a fool but this is the price of charity.

Happy are you if you know when to hold your tongue and smile; the Gospel has begun to seep into your heart.

Blessed are those who think before acting and pray before thinking; they will avoid many blunders.

Above all –

Blessed are those who recognise the Lord in all whom they meet; the light of truth shines in their lives.

They have found true wisdom.

Taken from ‘You’ve got to laugh’ by Jack Shaw