When I was having my sort out at work I found this remedy for stress in my pending tray.

Soft as Velvet

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change the things I cannot accept
And the wisdom to hide the bodies of those I had to kill today because they got on my nerves.

And also help me to be careful of the toes I step on today,
as they may be connected to the feet I have to kiss tomorrow.

Help me always to give 100% at work:-

12% on Monday
23% on Tuesday
40% on Wednesday
20% on Thursday
and 5% on Friday

And help me to remember………………………………………………………
When I’m having a bad day and it seems people are trying to wind me up
It takes 42 muscles to frown
18 to smile
and only 4 to extend my arm and smack someone in the mouth.

PS: for those of you who don’t know me very well, I am only joking ;-)

14 Comments CherryPie on Nov 16th 2009

14 Responses to “A Prayer for the Stressed”

  1. jameshigham says:

    I love those precentages.

  2. Haha Good one Cherie!

  3. Denise says:

    Oh I love this, am going to send it to a friend of mine who isn’t having such a good time at work!


  4. Ellee says:

    I should have this pinned above my desk. Wise words indeed.

  5. Jeff Taylor says:

    I can so relate to this, but what’s this with the 100% at work thing? I haven’t got time for anywhere near those figures.

  6. ubermouth says:

    I love that ! Made me laugh.

  7. Phidelm says:

    Remember this one from the City long ago – and it still holds good! Excellent reminder, Cherie. Thank you.