A particularly stressed colleague emailed me this. It is common on the Web, but either with no attribution, or marked "author unknown". Enjoy.
A Prayer for the Stressed
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!