I have been reading the Book of Daily Thoughts and Prayerss, by Swami Paramananda, every day for the past 10 years.
If you can get your hands on a hard-copy, you'll never regret it.
In my opinion, it is the best gift you can give to anyone you care about.
Here is an online version which I saved to Kree's Blog
Or you can click on the link below :
There are 407 pages in this book so it might take a few seconds to download depending on your broadband speed.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Here is today's reading as it appears in the book:
Salient thought for the day
God has given us life that we may express joyousness of heart.
Lines to memorize
My soul is happy with an inexpressible joy
Since I saw His smiling face turned toward me.
I can never forget that radiant smile;
Where'er I go it haunts me by day and it
haunts me by night.
When in grim despair of life, it brightens
my path with hope and love.
No man can attain his goal without practising the higher principles of life.
No man can be truly happy who is selfish.
What possible use is outer light if there is darkness within?
Happiness is a quality of the soul.
It enters the soul which has tasted God-consciousness.
God is ever cheerful.
Life is given us to work out our freedom and lasting happiness.
O Thou Giver of all joy, may I not be unworthy of Thy gifts,
But may I radiate happiness and cheer in every hour of my daily life.
Help me to realize that when I am sad, it is because I am separated from Thee.
All my sadness and sorrow will vanish when I seek thee with open heart.
Swami Paramananda Page 255 Book of Daily Thoughts and Prayers
(Re-typed by Kree...please pardon any errors)