help me to create more laughter than tears,
dispense more happiness than gloom,
spread more cheer than despair.
Never let me become so blase that
I fail to see the wonder in the eyes of a child,
or a twinkle in the eyes of the aged. "
"Never let me forget my work
is to cheer people,
make them happy, make them laugh,
make them forget at least for a moment
the unpleasantness in their life.
Never let me acquire success to the point
that I discontinue calling on my Creator
in the hour of need,
acknowledging and thanking Him
in the hour of plenty.
And in my final moment
may I hear Him whisper,
'When you made my people smile,
you made Me smile'."