I will greet this day with love in my heart
Muscle can split a shield and even destroy life but only the unseen power of love can open the hearts of men.
My reasoning they may counter, my speech they may distrust, my apparel they may disapprove, my face they may reject, yet my love will melt all hearts liken to the sun.
I will love the sun for it warms my bones, yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
I will welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart, yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.
Always will I dig for reasons to applaud; never will I search for excuses to gossip. When I am tempted to criticize I will bite on my tongue, when I am moved to praise I will shout from the roofs.
It will lift me in moments of despair, yet it will calm me in time of exultation.
And how will I confront each whom I meet?
In silence and to myself I will address him and say I Love You.
Though spoken in silence these words will shine in my eyes, unwrinkle my brow, bring a smile to my lips, and his heart will be opened.
Most of all I will love myself. For when I do, I will zealously inspect all things which enter my body, my mind, my soul, my heart.
Never will I overindulge the requests of my flesh; rather I will cherish my body with cleanliness and moderation.
Never will I allow my heart to become small and bitter.
From this moment all hate is let from my veins for I have not time to hate.
If I have no other qualities I can succeed with love alone. Without it I will fail though I possess all the knowledge and skills of the world.
I will greet this day with love in my heart.
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