When I am famished, give me someone who needs food;
When I am thirsty, send me someone who needs water;
When I am cold, send me someone to warm;
When I am hurting, send me someone to console;
When my cross becomes heavy, give me another’s cross to share;
When I am poor, lead someone needy to me;
When I have no time, give me someone to help for a moment;
When I am humiliated, give me someone to praise;
When I am discouraged, send me someone to encourage;
When I need another’s understanding, give me someone who needs mine;
When I need somebody to take care of me, send me someone to care for;
When I think of myself, turn my thoughts toward another.

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