The Clown Prayer
As I stumble through this life, help me to create more laughter than tears, dispense more happiness than gloom, spread more cheer than despair. Never let me become so indifferent that I will fail to see the wonder in the eyes of a child or the twinkle in the eyes of the aged. Never let me forget that my total effort is to cheer people, make them happy and forget - at least momentarily - all the unpleasantness in their lives. And, in my final moment, may I hear you whisper: "When you made my people smile, you made me smile."