STOP AND THINK – Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you. (Walt Whitman, 19th century American poet and essayist)

Some people seem always to be looking into the shadows, afraid of the light and wanting to hide from life’s realities. Light is a symbol of truth and right, so it would be better to look toward it rather than away from it. Then, the darker, discouraging things of life will fall behind you, and you’ll be emboldened to move forward.

(A prayer): Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. (Psalm 43:3)