Is anybody happier because I passed this way today?
Does anyone remember that I spoke to them along the way?
The day is almost over, and its toiling time is through.
Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of me?
Can I say tonight in parting with the day that’s slipping fast,
That I helped a single person of the several that I passed?
Is a single heart rejoicing over what I did or said?
Does one whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?
Did I waste the day or use it? Was it well or sorely spent?
Did I leave a trail of kindness, or a scar of discontent?
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply—
and how good is a timely word!
~Proverbs 15:23 ✝
**All photos were taken by Natalie as this day drew ever closer to its end.