Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A poem found today

Think of the things
that make you happy,
Not the things that make you sad;
Think of the fine and true in mankind,
Not its sordid side and bad;
Think of the blessings that surround you,
Not the ones that are denied;
Think of the virtues of your friendships,
Not the weak and faulty side;
Think of the hopes that lie before you;
Not the waste that lies behind;
Think of the treasures that you have gathered,
Not the ones you failed to find;
Think of the service you may render,
Not the serving of self alone;
Think of the happiness of others,
And in this you'll find your own!

- Robert E. Earley


  1. This is what I try to do each day. I used to look at the past with terrible regret, but all that does is make one sad. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Lovely poem and wise words!
    Nice to see you back.

  3. Watter pragtige en begeesterende gedig! Dankie!