Friday, May 1, 2020

Stay on Top of the World

By Avis Corley Porter

In the morning when you first awake,
When the first light begins to break,
While you are still lying in your bed,
Let many good thoughts run through your head.

Start your day with a smile,
And be happy all the while.
Tell yourself “this is going to be a great day,”
God and I will make it just that way!

Don’t be grumpy and complain,
In every life there comes some rain.
If every thing doesn’t go just right,
Still strive to be sunny and bright
While busy at your work you can sing,
And a blessing if the telephone should ring.
Spread good cheer along the way,
And choose to be happy every day.

Be thankful for precious family so dear,
And for good friends that live near.
Always remember that you are God’s child,
And that you will live in heaven in a while.

You can stay on top of the world with this in mind,
And while on earth much joy you will find!

- Avis Corley Porter of Thaxton, MS; via Magnolia Messenger, a publication of the South Huntington St. Church of Christ in Kosciusko, MS; Summer, 2014 Magnolia Messenger Page 21. (Note: Written by sister Avis on June, 1999. She stated, “I am indebted to Bro. J. A. Thornton for some thoughts based on his wonderful and inspiring tract, ‘How To Stay On Top Of The World’.”)

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