Mother Teresa's Antidotes to Pride

Speak as little as possible of oneself.  (I can probably do that.)

Mind one's own business.  (I can definitely do that.)
Avoid curiosity.  (Maybe I'll just skip this one.)
Do not want to manage other people's affairs.  (I can do this if it has nothing to do with my children.)
Accept contradiction and correction cheerfully.  (Oh boy, don't I do this at work?)
Pass over the mistakes of others.  (I'm kind of iffy on this one.)
Accept blame when innocent.  (Oh I don't think so!)
Yield to the will of others.  (Do I have to?)
Accept insults and injuries.  (I do this at work, too.)
Accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.  (Being slighted?  Am I back at work again?  Forgettable & disliked?  Never!)
Be kind and gentle even under provocation.  (I work in customer service - been there done that!)
Do not seek to be specially loved and admired.  (I demand it of my family!)
Never stand on ones dignity.  (But sometimes my dignity is all I have!)
Yield in discussion even though one is right.  (Like I said, I work in customer service ...)
Choose always the hardest.  (I've tried, doesn't always work out too well.)
Mother Teresa, please pray for me!

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