Be Kind In Little Things

The sunshine

of life is made up of very little beams that

are bright all the time. In the nursery, on

the play-ground, and in the school-room, there

is room all the time for little acts of kindness

that cost nothing, but are worth more than

gold or silver. To give up something, where

giving up will prevent unhappiness to yield,

when persisting will chafe and fret others

to go a little around rather than come against

another to take an ill word or a cross look

rather than resent or return it these are the

ways in which clouds and storms are kept off,

and pleasant, smiling sunshine secured, even

in the humble home among very poor people,

as in families in higher stations. Much that

we term the miseries of life would be avoided

by adopting this rule of conduct.

Good Manners.

EVERY household should cultivate good

manners. They are indispensable, even to the

young. A churlish, rude deportment bespeaks

a low, unfeeling mind. No position, wealth,

or education, can make amends for it. Good

manners are attractive and winning, and

should be carefully observed in every family

circle. Parents should never indulge themselves

in careless manners or coarse language,

much less their children or domestics. The

feelings of those of inferior stations should be

regarded as well as those of the highest.

A TWELVE-YEAR old Swedish girl, who, after

a fortnight's trial, left a house in Maine in

which she was employed as a domestic, said

she liked the place and the people, but she

dared not live with folks who never prayed.