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This exquisite poem says it all. Remember the kindnesses, the brief shining moments of empathy, and that you have the power to change someone else’s world with just a companionable smile.

Soul Gatherings

A Prayer
by Max Ehrmann

Let me do my work each day;
and if the darkened hours
of despair overcome me,
may I not forget the strength
that comforted me in the
desolation of other times.

May I still remember the bright hours that found me walking
over the silent hills of my childhood,
or dreaming on the margin of a quiet river,
when a light glowed within me,
and I promised my early God
to have courage amid the tempests
of the changing years.

Spare me from bitterness and
from the sharp passions of unguarded moments.
May I not forget that poverty and riches
are of the spirit.
Though the world knows me not,
may my thoughts and actions be such
as shall keep me friendly with myself.

Lift up my eyes from the earth,
and let me not forget the uses of the stars.
Forbid that I should…

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you so very much for this re-blog. I am always grateful when something that touches me, touches someone else as well. Blessings…


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