A little bit of patience often makes the sunshine come
And a little bit of love makes a very happy home
And a little bit of hope makes a rainy day look gay
And a little bit of charity makes glad a weary way.
Life is never all work or sorrow, and happy hours, helpful pleasures, are mercifully given like wayside springs to pilgrims trudging wearily along.
The best thing to take people out of their own worries, is to go to work and find out how other people’s worries are getting on.
-Mrs. A.D.T. Whitney.
But noble souls, through dust and heat,
Rise from disaster and defeat
And conscious still of the divine
Within them lie on earth surprise
-Henry W. Longfellow