Beatitudes of St. Thomas More: the taste of life

• Happy are those who know how to laugh at themselves, because they will always end up having fun.
• Happy are those who know how to distinguish a mountain from a pebble, because you will avoid many (worse) problems.
• Happy are those who know how to rest and sleep without looking for excuses because they will be wise.
• Happy are those who know how to listen and shut up, because they will learn new things.
• Happy are those who are intelligent enough, so as not to take themselves too seriously, because it will be appreciated by those around them.
• Happy are those who are attentive to the needs of others, without being critical, for they shall be distributors of joy.
• Happy are those who know how to look seriously at the little things and be quiet big things, because you will go far in life.
• Happy are those who know how to appreciate a smile and forget looks of contempt, because his path will be full of sunshine.
• Happy are those who think before acting and pray before you think, because many things are unpredictable.
• Happy are you if you know how to shut up and smile when you hear calumny against you for it contradicts what they say because it indicates that the gospel has penetrated your heart.

(c) St. Francis of Assisi – Poverello

 

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