for the Day
cannot be cheerful with gladdened heart
without dispelling some of the gloom of
in the dark I stood alone aimless but expectant,
. . . . .
an unlighted lamp appeared; whence, I knew
not . . . . .
unkindled flame led me on, forward, ever
onward; up or down,
knew not, for space was no more. . . . .
Thou mysterious light, He Who sent thee
to guide me, I am His forevermore.
Our thoughts are magnified, our action is
made beneficial through the light of cheerfulness.
When a man is gloomy, you do not help him
by weeping and wailing with him. Bring in
the light and that will lift the gloom.
Cheerfulness heals and unifies. It stirs
new hope in the despondent and discouraged.
It is a constructive force. It stimulates
to new thought and action.
Lord, help me to carry the light of Thy
Divine Spirit into the world
I may never cast gloom over any heart.
Thy holy radiance shine in my face
find expression through my words and actions.
unto me the power to cheer the sad, comfort
the distressed and bring Thy
blessing to all lives that touch my life.