And he came to his ultimate destiny - stew!
And the small grain of sand that had bothered him so,
Was a beautiful pearl, all richly aglow!
The tale has a moral, for isn't it grand.
What an oyster can do with a morsel of sand?
What couldn't I do if I'd only begin,
With all those things that "get under my skin!"
On This Day
Mend a quarrel. Search out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion,
and replace it with trust. Write a love letter. Share some treasure.
Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in
a word or deed.
Keep a promise. Find the time. Forego a grudge. Forgive an enemy.
Listen. Apologise if you were wrong. Examine your demand on others.
Think first of someone else. Appreciate, be kind, be gentle. Laugh
a little more.
Deserve confidence. Take up arms against malice. Decry complacency.
Express your gratitude. Worship your God. Gladden the heart of
a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.
Speak your love. Speak it again. Speak it still again. Speak it
still once again.
A Soldier's Prayer
The following verse was written on the back of a cigarette box
by an American soldier killed on the field of battle in World
War II, and found by a stretcher-bearer. They are as follows:
"Look God I have never spoken to you,
But now I want to say "How do you do?"
You see God, they told me You didn't exist,
And like a fool, I believed all this.
Last night from a shell-hole I saw Your sky,
I figured right then they told me a lie.
Had I taken the time to see things You made,
I'd have known they weren't calling a spade a spade.