Learn about The Man Worth While
“It is easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is one who will smile,
When everything goes dead wrong.”
The Man Worth While
Ella Wheeler Cox
What a firm and joyful attitude that comes from within!
We are not going to be swayed by our circumstances, bit of news, or another person’s reaction. No, we are master’s of our own soul.
We have the privilege of choosing pleasantness at every moment.
If you think life is out of control, remember that your life within is in your control. Life is not made of events. It is made up of qualities that we cherish. That includes love, goodness, expecting the best, joy, fun! So don’t focus on the negative things that present themselves to you. It’s an event, not something that sticks to you forever. You focus on what your thought presents to you inside. And you get to decide what your mind thinks on. How freeing!
Onwards we go. Full joy and expectancy of good. Love, Love, Love — Regardless!
Focusing on Love,
Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850 – October 30, 1919) was an American author and poet. She was was born in 1850 on a farm in Johnstown, Wisconsin, east of Janesville, the youngest of four children. The family soon moved north of Madison. She started writing poetry at a very early age, and was well known as a poet in her own state by the time she graduated from high school. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was “The Way Of The World”, which contains the lines, “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone”.
In 1884, she married Robert Wilcox of Meriden, Connecticut, where the couple lived before moving to New York City and then to Granite Bay in the Short Beach section of Branford, Connecticut. The two homes they built on Long Island Sound, along with several cottages, became known as Bungalow Court, and they would hold gatherings there of literary and artistic friends. They had one child, a son, who died shortly after birth. Not long after their marriage, they both became interested in theosophy, new thought, and spiritualism.
A popular poet rather than a literary poet, in her poems she expresses sentiments of cheer and optimism in plainly written, rhyming verse. Her world view is expressed in the title of her poem “Whatever Is—Is Best”, suggesting an echo of Alexander Pope’s “Whatever is, is right.”
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