Be grateful for the skies of blue that smile from day to day;
Be greatful for the heath you own, the work you find to do;
For round about you there are men less fortunate than you.
Be greatful for the growing tress, the roses soon to bloom,
The tenderness of kindly hearts that shared your days of gloom;
Be grateful for the morning dew, the grass beneath your feet,
The soft arises of your babes and the laugher sweet.
Acquire the grateful habit, learn to see how blest you are,
How much there is to gladded life, how little life to mar!
And what if rain shall fall today and you with grief are sad;
Be grateful that you can recall the joys that you have had.”
– Edgar Guest