"When Earth's Last Picture is Painted"
by Rudyard Kipling
(sent in by Jarius2000)
When earth's last picture is painted,
and the tubes are twisted and dried,
When the oldest colors have faded,
and the youngest critic has died,
We shall rest. And Faith, we shall need it;
to lie down for an aeon or two,
Till the master of all good workmen shall set us to work anew!
And those that were good will be happy;
they shall sit in a golden chair.
They shall splash at a ten league canvas
with brushes of comets' hair.
They shall find real saints to draw from;
Magdalene, Peter, and Paul.
They shall work for an age at a sitting and never be tired at all!
And only the Master shall praise us,
and only the Master shall blame;
And no one shall work for money;
and no one shall work for fame;
But each for the joy of the working,
and each, on his separate star,
Shall draw the things as he sees them
for the God of things as they are!
"Our Guardian Angels"
When Angels sense you need them,
And Angels always do...
They come, unseen, from everywhere,
To help and comfort you.
They hover close beside you,
Till all your cares are gone...
Till they can see you're ready,
Once again to carry on.
Then some of them may fly away,
And take their gentle touch...
To other hearts that need the love,
of Angels very much.
But one, at least, stays with you,
As your constant friend and guide...
For Guardian Angels never leave,
They're always at your side.
The Best Day Of My Life
Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is
the best day of my life, ever!
There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today;
but I did! And because I did I'm going to celebrate!
Today, I'm going to celebrate what an unbelievable life
I have had so far: the accomplishments, the many blessings,
and, yes, even the hardships because they have served
to make me stronger.
I will go through this day with my
head held high, and a happy heart.
I will marvel at God's seemingly simple gifts:
the morning dew, the sun, the clouds, the trees,
the flowers, the birds. Today, none of these
miraculous creations will escape my notice.
Today, I will share my excitement for life with other people.
I'll make someone smile. I'll go out of my way to perform
an unexpected act of kindness for someone I don't even know.
Today, I'll give a sincere compliment to someone who seems down.
I'll tell a child how special he is, and I'll tell someone
I love just how deeply I care for them and how much they mean to me.
Today is the day I quit worrying about what I don't have
and start being grateful for all the wonderful things
God has already given me.
I'll remember that to worry is just a waste of time because
my faith in God and his Divine Plan ensures everything
will be just fine.
Tonight, before I go to bed, I'll go outside and raise my eyes
to the heavens. I will stand in awe at the beauty of the stars
and the moon, and I will praise God for these magnificent
As the day ends and I lay my head down on my pillow,
I will thank the Almighty for the best day of my life.
And I will sleep the sleep of a contented child, excited
with expectation because I know tomorrow is going to be ......
The Best Day Of My Life!
On Angel's Wings
A Prayer For Every Day
Make me too brave to lie or be unkind.
Make me too understanding, too, to mind
The little hurts companions give, and friends,
The careless hurts that no one quite intends.
Make me too thoughtful to hurt others so.
Help me to know....
The inmost hearts of those for whom I care,
Their secret wishes, all the loads they bear,
That I may add my courage to their own.
May I make lonely folks feel less alone,
And happy ones a little happier yet.
May I forget.....
What ought to be forgotten; and recall
That ought to be recalled, each kindly thing,
Forgetting what might sting.
To all upon my way,
Day after day,
Let me be joy, be hope! Let my life sing!
by Mary Carolyn Daviesİ