Signs of the Times

We Can Have a Happy New Year

Little Falls Bank Notes, New Jersey reprinted from The Silver Lining

In a beautiful little poem, Christopher Morley tells how people stop in front of jewelers' windows to set their watches with correct-time clocks. He wonders how many people would pause to "set" their minds if some great poem, telling perfect truth and beauty, were displayed instead of clocks.

What better time to set our mental watches than at the beginning of the new year? What better time to set our thoughts in tune with those high ideals and aspirations that we had lost sight of in the hurry and din of modern living; to set our lives to ticking for the things that count; to set our hearts to ringing with love, faith, courage, hope, and joy?

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December 27, 1947

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