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The Vow

The Vow

The Vow By Malcolm O. Varner No matter how deep the sadness or wide the pain,I vow to live for a brighter day will come again. No matter how many mistakes I’ve made in the past,I vow to live and in the future avoid them, surefooted and fast. No matter how many tragedies beyond my […]

Equality

Equality

Equality By Maya Angelou You declare you see me dimlythrough a glass which will not shine,though I stand before you boldly,trim in rank and marking time.You do own to hear me faintlyas a whisper out of range,while my drums beat out the messageand the rhythms never change. Equality, and I will be free.Equality, and I […]

Still I Rise

Still I Rise

Still I Rise By Maya Angelou You may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may tread me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wellsPumping in my living room. Just like moons and like […]

Promise Yourself

Promise Yourself

Promise Yourself The Optimist Creed By Christian D. Larson To be so strong that nothingcan disturb your peace of mind.To talk health, happiness, and prosperityto every person you meet. To make all your friends feelthat there is something in themTo look at the sunny side of everythingand make your optimism come true. To think only […]

Things Work Out

Things Work Out

Things Work Out By Edgar A. Guest Because it rains when we wish it wouldn’t,Because men do what they often shouldn’t,Because crops fail, and plans go wrongSome of us grumble all day long.But somehow, in spite of the care and doubt,It seems at last that things work out. Because we lose where we hoped to […]

My Creed

My Creed

My Creed By Edgar A. Guest To live as gently as I can;To be, no matter where, a man;To take what comes of good or illAnd cling to faith and honor still;To do my best, and let that standThe record of my brain and hand;And then, should failure come to me,Still work and hope for […]

Good Timber

Good Timber

Good Timber By Douglas Malloch The tree that never had to fight For sun and sky and air and light, But stood out in the open plain And always got its share of rain, Never became a forest king But lived and died a scrubby thing. The man who never had to toil To gain […]

Why Not You?

Why Not You?

Why Not You? By Steve Maraboli Today, many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. Why not you? Today, many will open their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them. Why not you? Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable power of today. Why not you? […]

Help Yourself To Happiness

Help Yourself To Happiness

Help Yourself To Happiness By Helen Steiner Rice Everybody, everywhere seeks happiness, it’s true, But finding it and keeping it seem difficult to do. Difficult because we think that happiness is found Only in the places where wealth and fame abound. And so we go on searching in palaces of pleasure Seeking recognition and monetary […]

 
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