Help me to create more laughter than tears,
dispense more  happiness than gloom,
spread more cheer than despair.

Never let me grow so big that I will fail to
see the wonder in the eyes of a child or the
twinkle in the eyes of the aged.

Never let me forget that I am a clown....
that my work is to cheer people up,
make them happy, and make them laugh,
make them forget momentarily all the
unpleasant things in their lives....

Never let me jeopardize the integrity
of clowndom by improper conduct.

Help me to always make others proud of
my actions as a clown

Never let me acquire financial success to
the point where I will discontinue calling
upon my Creator in the hour of plenty.

El Maida Clowns-TSA
El Paso, Texas 2002