I will Not Live in Vain

Years ago, I came across the following, these lines have always spoken and helped me see my life differently; I trust they will help, inspire, and comfort you.

“If I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of another; if I can aid some soul to a clearer sight of life and duty, and thus bless my brother; if I can wipe from any human cheek a tear, I shall not have lived in vain while here.

If I can guide some erring one to truth, inspire within his heart a sense of duty; if I can plant within the soul of rosy youth a sense of right, a love of truth and beauty; if I can teach one man that God and heaven are near, I shall not then have lived in vain while here. If from my mind I banish doubt and fear, and keep my life attuned to love and kindness; if a can scatter light and hope and cheer, and help remove the curse of mental blindness; if I can make more joy, more hope, less pain, I shall not have lived and loved in vain. If by life’s roadside I can plant a tree, beneath whose shade some wearied head may rest, though I may never share its beauty, I shall yet be truly blest. Though no one knows my name, nor drops a flower upon my grave, I shall not have lived in vain while here.” Author Unknown

There’s a reason for your life; find it, not in the big things but in the small acts of kindness.

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