Inspirations for Christians
Brighten Your Corner
Brighten your corner with Gratitude;
it is the candle of contentment.
Brighten your corner with Kindness;
it is the flame of friendship.
Brighten your corner with Cheerfulness;
it is the light of good will.
Brighten your corner with Joy;
it is the window to health.
Brighten your corner with Humor;
it is the sunshine of the soul.
Brighten your corner with Faith;
it is the door to discovery.
Brighten your corner with Generosity;
it is the portrait of character.
Brighten your corner with Enthusiasm;
it is the torch of achievement.
Brighten your corner with Work;
it is the lantern of success.
Brighten your corner with Patience;
it is the reflection of maturity.
Brighten your corner with Love;
it is the power of Brotherhood.
Brighten your corner with Prayer;
it is the lamp of understanding.
William Arthur Ward ©
Remember that ideals
are like stars up in the sky,
You can never really reach them,
hanging in the heavens high
But like the mighty mariner
who sailed the storm-tossed sea,
And used the stars to chart his course
with skill and certainty
You too can chart your course in life
with high ideals and love,
For high ideals are like the stars
that light the sky above
You cannot ever reach them,
but lift your heart up high
And your life will be as shining
as the stars up in the sky.
Helen Steiner Rice ©
Just As You Are
Destructive thoughts within our minds
can keep us in despair...
those doubts and insecurities
are not worth the pain they bear.
It's sad to carry baggage
that causes grief and shame...
and in time we come to realize
we have ourselves to blame.
We can choose our way of thinking
and ask God to give us peace...
as we pray for a healthy attitude,
our negative thoughts will cease.
These human hearts are fragile
and sometimes we can't see...
it takes some effort on our part
to find worth and security.
Don't let those demons haunt you
and keep you in the dark...
just know that God, who formed you,
loves you just the way you are.
Jill Lemming ©
It's Up To You
One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream.
One tree can start a forest.
One bird can herald spring.
One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal.
One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room.
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.
One step must start each journey,
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what's true.
One life can make the difference,
You see, it's up to you!
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