Never say again you are old!
Have you considered how much longer
Ago than you the pyramids were created,
And the temple of Diana at Ephesus,
And even Venus?
They are old.
And never say you're not attractive,
Remember that for us
Who look deeper than skin
And see your thought flowering
Goldenly as sunflowers and more tall,
Hear your heart singing sometimes
And feel the warmth of its love,
And join in your laughter often,
You are beautiful.
--Elaine V. Emans
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.