It’s better to light one candle
Than to curse the dark, they say.
Have you in any manner
Tried to cast some light today?

Did you see someone who was lonely
And stop to chat awhile?
And the multitude of words you spoke
Did they cause someone to smile?

Perhaps someone to spite you
Made this a day to dread.
Did you cast your pride behind you
And return them love instead?

If self-love, false pride and ego
Were removed as though a shroud,
And you saw your day before you,
Would you be very proud?

If we find these virtues lacking
And would like to change, we may.
For that’s one of God’s great gifts, to man.
He made tomorrow another day.