“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”
“I weep when I am not able to change something I will to change. My heart aches to see others in pain, and my soul is brought to wrath against the cause of the problem. I am not God, and therefore there is a limit to what I can do to ease the pain of a fellow human being, so I pray to Him that His hand cover those that hurt, and remove the burdens that hide smiles in their hearts and banish them from their faces.”
“Whether or not the world would be vastly benefited by a total banishment from it of all intoxicating drinks seems not now an open question. Three-fourths of mankind confess the affirmative with their tongues, and I believe all the rest acknowledge it in their hearts.”