My daily wish is that we may
See good in those who pass our way;
Find in each a worthy trait
That we shall gladly cultivate;
See in each one passing by
The better things that beautify
A softly spoken word of cheer,
A kindly face, a smile sincere.
I pray each day that we may view
The things that warm one's heart anew:
The kindly deed that can't be bought
That only from good are wrought,
A burden lightened here and there
A brother lifted from despair,
The aged ones freed from distress;
The lame, the sick, brought happiness.
Grant that before each sun has set
We'll witness deeds we can't forget;
A soothing hand to one in pain,
A sacrifice for love - not gain;
A word to ease the troubled mind
Of one whom fate has dealt unkind.
So, friend, my wish is that we may
See good in all who pass our way.
by Phil Perkins