Begin the Day

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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

   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.

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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