Cielo at The House in the Roses is sponsoring Hopeful Friday to give blogger friends another opportunity to " celebrate God, to celebrate His mercy and unconditional love, but also a day to celebrate positive thoughts. We need hope to replace our restlessness, we need courage to replace our fear, and we need faith to replace our doubt."
Here is a prayer which expresses a desire to do good and not harm. How important it is to cast light in each others path each day.
A Morning Prayer
Let me today do something that will take
A little sadness from the world’s vast store,
And may I be so favored as to make
Of joy’s too scanty sum a little more.
Let me not hurt, by any selfish deed
Or thoughtless word, the heart of foe or friend.
Nor would I pass unseeing worthy need,
Or sin by silence when I should defend.
However meager by my worldly wealth.
Let me give something that shall aid my kind—
A word of courage, or a thought of health
Dropped as I pass for troubled hearts to find.
Let me tonight look back across the span
Twixt dawn and dark, and to my conscience say—
Because of some good act to beast or man—
"The world is better that I lived today."
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I trust this will be our experience today. Happy Hopeful Friday!
To see more of today’s "chain of positive thoughts and inspirational messages" please go here for Cielo’s list.