A particularly stressed colleague emailed me this. It is common on the Web, but either with no attribution, or marked "author unknown". One site mentions "Andy Narayan", but it is not clear if this refers to the author, or the person who collected itr. If you know more, could you please email me their name for inclusion? Thanks .
Grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
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 may 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 that people are trying to wind me up,
it takes 42 muscles to frown,
28 to smile
and only 4 to extend my arm and smack someone in the mouth!