Cheerful thoughts like sunbeams
Lighten up the "darkest fears,"
For when the heart is happy,
There's just no time for tears.
And when the face is smiling,
It's impossible to frown,
And when you are "high-spirited,"
You cannot feel "low-down."
For the nature of our attitude
Toward circumstantial things,
Determines our acceptance
Of the problems that life brings.
And since fear and dread and worry
Cannot help in any way,
It's much healthier and happier
To be cheerful every day.
And if you'll only try it
You will find, without a doubt,
A cheerful attitude's something
No one should be without.
For when the heart is cheerful,
It cannot be filled with fear,
And without fear the way ahead
Seems more distinct and clear.