As I journey
through this life
Itís sometimes dismal as can be,
Until I cast my eyes toward God
Then some courage and beauty I see.
When I feel there is nothing left
And I canít take one step more,
I think of my family, friends, the needy
Thatís when I find reasons galore.
When I think of my painful past
Oh, so depressed I become,
Then I look toward my achievements
And the many victories I have won.
Sometimes I feel empty, adrift, lost, in prison
Out of touch with everyone, so distant so far,
Running away from life, accused of treason,
Yes, the pain of loving has left its scar.
When I want to isolate, I visit a friend,
Someone to walk the shadows with me,
Who doesnít judge, and has an ear to lend.
Until some hope and sunshine I see.
When I am so lonely,
And thereís no one to understand,
Thatís when I pick up the telephone
And ask for a helping hand.
Now my life has meaning,
Although sometimes deep I have to search,
By helping others, I feel better
It soothes the spirit that hurts.
A better way of living
Is what I find.
If I keep tabs on my actions,
And what lingers on my mind.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow hasnít come,
Todayís hills are all I can climb.
I find the journey is so much smoother,
When I live it one day at a time.
Shirley J. Smith
Music: "You'll Never Walk Alone"
Sequenced By: Jack Hall
Used With Permission