THE SMALL BEATITUDE

Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves
they will have no end of ‘fun’.
Blessed are those who know how to relax without looking for excuses
they are on the way to become wise.
Happy are you if you can take small things seriously 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.
Blessed are those who think before acting and pray before thinking
they will avoid many blunders in life.
Happy are you if you know how to hold your tongue and smile even when people interrupt and contradict you and tread on your toes,
the Gospel has begun to seep into your heart.
Above all, blessed are you who recognize the Lord in all whom you meet,
the light of truth shines in your life for you have found true wisdom.
Amen.

Sch. Deepak Lakra

[Deepak is a I st year student of philosophy at JDV]