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The next time some crazy driver
cuts me off in traffic,
help me to lay off the horn.
The next time my boss
requires me to come in on my day off,
help me to remember
it's money in my pocket
and avoid the urge to spit in the coffee.

The next time my mother
tells me I look tired,
help remind me that she gave birth to me.
The next time some kid
makes a smart-alec comment,
help me to avoid smacking
the smug grin off their face.

As I face people
that try my patience and sanity,

Help me to pray for them...
even if I'm praying they disappear.

-  Lorelei Schmitt

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