I have a book of Poems by Helen Steiner Rice that I pull out every now and then to read and ponder and I was thinking about the New Year and wandering what the year will bring and thought this poem would be a good one to share Her book is called 'Celebration of the Heart' and the poem I have today is called..
Don't start your day supposin'
that trouble is just ahead,
It's better to stop supposin'
and start with a prayer instead,
And make it a prayer of thanksgiving
for the wonderful things God has wrought
Like the beautiful sunrise and sunset,
God's gifts that are free and not brought.
For what is the use of supposin'
the dire things that could happen to you
And worrying about some misfortune
that seldom if ever comes true?
But instead of just idle supposin'
step forward to meet each new day
Secure in the knowledge God's near you
to lead you each step of the way.
For supposin' the worst things will happen
only helps to make them come true,
And you darken the bright, happy moments
that the dear Lord has given to you.
So if you desire to be happy
and get rid of the misery of dread,
Just give up supposin' the worst things
and look for the best things instead.