The easy roads are crowded,
And the level roads are jammed;
The pleasant little rivers
With the drifting folks are crammed,
But off yonder where it’s rocky,
Where you get a better view,
You will find the ranks are thinning
And the travelers are few.
Where the going’s smooth and pleasant
You will always find the throng,
For the many, more’s the pity,
Seem to like to drift along.
But the steps that call for courage
And the task that’s hard to do,
In the end results in glory
For the never-wavering few.
– Edgar Guest –
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 a difference,
You see, it’s up to you!
If you have a tender message
Or a loving word to say
Do not wait till you forget it
But whisper it today.
The tender word unspoken
The letter never sent
The long forgotten messages
The wealth of love unspent
For these some hearts are breaking
For these some loved ones wait;
So show them that you care for them
Before it is to late.
– Frank Herbert Sweet –
Worry is like a distant hill
We glimpse against the sky,
We wonder how we ever will
Get up a hill so high.
Yet when we reach the top we see
The roadway left behind
Is not as steep and sheer as we
Have pictured in our mind.