The Window Called Today

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Through the window of the present

            All my life must come to me!

Freedom, happiness and love, and

            Nature’s beauty I shall see

Only as they near my casement:

            Then my heart must bid them stay,

For God’s blessings always enter,

            Through the window called Today.


Care may cast a fleeting shadow

            On my friendly windowpane

But I know that sunshine gathers

            Added splendor from the rain.

So I find that each glad morning

            Life is wonderful and gay,

As it greets my eager spirit

            Through the window called Today.


                                ~O. Lawrence Hawthorne