Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the issues of life. — Prov 1:4
Our heaven must be within ourselves,
Our home and heaven the work of faith
And thro’ this race of life which shelves
Downward to death.
While over all a dome must spread,
And love shall be that dome above;
And deep foundations must be laid,
And these are love.
— Christina Rossetti.
If happiness has not her seat
And center in the breast,
We may be wise or rich or great,
But never can be blest.
— Robert Burns.
My Father, if I choose to be unhappy and miserable, may I not be to myself and friends as "a harp with one string." Help me to free myself from thinking and anticipating things that keep me from the pleasure that I might receive and give. May I have more trust in my friends and in thee. Amen.