Today as I go about my way
May beauty catch my eye.
I'll look for kindness to appear
In others as I go by.
May people who need a smile from me
And chance to see my face,
Catch from that view a kinder world
Than in some other place.
A smile is contagious you know;
It spreads like no other thing.
It's strength to both who give or get
And helps our spirits to take wing.
James A. Pharis, Jr.
March 10, 1999, Wednesday 5:30 A. M.