Three Cheers

One of America’s most famous educators was Alice Freeman Palmer, known as the “ambassador of sunshine.” Once, when she was conducting a round table discussion, she was asked to reveal the secret of her cheerfulness.

“I will give you three simple rules,” she replied.

“First: Commit something to memory every day–something good. It need not be much–just a pretty bit of poem, or a motto.”

“Second: Look for something fine every day. And do not miss a single day, or it will not work.”

“Third: Do something for somebody else every day–every day!”

“This is all that is necessary.”

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