I first heard this poem by Elle Wheeler Wilcox some 22 years ago, but just ran across it again this morning. Tis so true that our attitude truly determines our outcome in life. Being close to 50 years old, I have realized that I do not smile nor laugh enough. I’m a happy person, but my face doesn’t seem to show it to those around me. But more on that in another post.
Today just enjoy these words of wisdom…
Tis The Set Of The Sail
But to every mind there openeth,
A way, and way, and away,
A high soul climbs the highway,
And the low soul gropes the low,
And in between on the misty flats,
The rest drift to and fro.
But to every man there openeth,
A high way and a low,
And every mind decideth,
The way his soul shall go.
One ship sails East,
And another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
‘Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That tells the way we go.
Like the winds of the sea
Are the waves of time,
As we journey along through life,
‘Tis the set of the soul,
That determines the goal,
And not the calm or the strife.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Tis The Set of the Sails...