Begin The Day

Begin each morning with a talk to God, 
And ask for your divine inheritance 
Of usefulness, contentment, and success. 
Resign all fear, all doubt, and all despair. 
The stars doubt not, and they are undismayed, 
Though whirled through space for countless centuries, 
And told not why or wherefore:    and the sea 
With everlasting ebb and flow obeys, 
And leaves the purpose with the unseen Cause. 
The star sheds radiance on a million worlds, 
The sea is prodigal with waves, and yet 
No lustre from the star is lost, and not 
One drop is missing from the ocean tides. 
Oh! brother to the star and sea, know all 
God’s opulence is held in trust for those 
Who wait serenely and who work in faith.

       – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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