Born Smiling: The story of Elizabeth Kenny will conquer your anger

7 10 2015

Elizabeth Kenny

Elizabeth Kenny, the famed Australian nurse and originator of the Kenny method of polio treatment, was once asked by a friend how she managed to stay so constantly cheerful.  Said the friend, “I suppose you were just born calm and smiling.”

“Oh, no,” laughed the nurse. “As a girl, my temper often got out of bounds.  But one day, when I became angry at a friend over some trivial matter, my mother gave me the counsel that I have since stored in my mind, and have called upon for guidance ever since.  She said, “Elizabeth, anyone who angers you, conquers you.”


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