Have you earned your to­mor­row ?

The Borneo Post - Good English - - Short Story Section - By Edgar Guest

Is any­body hap­pier be­cause you passed his way? Does any­one re­mem­ber that you spoke to him to­day? This day is al­most over, and its toil­ing time is through; Is there any­one to ut­ter now a kindly word of you?

Did you give a cheer­ful greet­ing to the friend who came along?

Or a churl­ish sort of “Howdy” and then van­ish in the throng? Were you self­ish pure and sim­ple as you rushed along the way,

Or is some­one mighty grate­ful for a deed you did to­day?

Can you say tonight, in part­ing with the day that’s slip­ping fast, That you helped a sin­gle brother of the many that you passed? Is a sin­gle heart re­joic­ing over what you did or said;

Does a man whose hopes were fad­ing now with courage look ahead?

Did you waste the day, or lose it, was it well or sorely spent? Did you leave a trail of kind­ness or a scar of dis­con­tent?

As you close your eyes in slum­ber do you think that God would say,

You have earned one more to­mor­row by the work you did to­day?

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