The laughter of the little brook
That runs its merry way,
From the mountain-sides of Yesterday
To the meadows of To-day;
In the song of every happy bird,
In the bloom of every flower,
In the blue, blue sky above us,
And the sun behind the shower;
In the laughter of the children,
In the faces that they bear, ---
Behold the joyous tidings,
And the glory everywhere!
There's a smile wher'er we journey,
There's a laugh we all may hear,
If we'll only hark and listen
To the Gospel of Good Cheer.
--- Edwin Osgood Grover
I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things, sorrow, misfortune and suffering, are outside my door. I am in the house and I have the key.
--- Charles F. Lummis