The supreme prayer of my heart is not to be learned, rich, famous, powerful, or good, but simply to be radiant.
I desire to radiate health, cheerfulness, calm courage, and good will.
I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, fear.
I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural, clean in mind and clean in body, unaffected - as ready to say I do not know, if it be so, and to meet all men on an absolute equality - to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid.
I wish others to live their lives, too - up to their highest, fullest, and best. To that end I pray that I may never meddle, interfere, dictate, give advice that is not wanted, or assist when my services are not needed.
If I can help people, I'll do it by giving them a chance to help themselves; and if I can uplift or inspire, let it be by example, inference, and suggestion, rather than by injunction and dictation.
That is to say, I desire to be radiant - to radiate life.