How To Be Loved

                                           Forget each kindness that you do  
                                           As soon as you have done it.  

                                           Forget the praise that falls to 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,  
                                           Whenever you may meet it.  

                                           Remember every promise made  
                                           And keep it to the later.  

                                           Remember those who lend you aid  
                                           And be a grateful debtor.  

                                           Remember all the happiness  
                                           That comes your way in living.  

                                           Forget each worry and distress,  
                                           Be hopeful and forgiving.  

                                           Remember good, remember truth,  
                                           Remember heaven is above you.  

                                           And you will find, through age and youth  
                                           That many will love you.