Pretty Good World ~ Frank Stanton

Pretty good world if you take it all round—

    Pretty good world, good people!

  Better be on than under the ground—

    Pretty good world, good people!

  Better be here where the skies are as blue

    As the eyes of your sweetheart a-smilin’ at you—

  Better than lyin’ ‘neath daisies and dew—

    Pretty good world, good people!

  Pretty good world with its hopes and its fears—

    Pretty good world, good people!

  Sun twinkles bright through the rain of its tears—

    Pretty good world, good people!

  Better be here, in the pathway you know—

    Where the thorn’s in the garden where sweet roses grow,

  Than to rest where you feel not the fall o’ the snow—

    Pretty good world, good people!”

“Pretty good world! Let us sing it that way—

    Pretty good world, good people!

  Make up your mind that you’re in it to stay—

    At least for a season, good people!

  Pretty good world, with its dark and its bright—

    Pretty good world, with its love and its light;

  Sing it that way till you whisper, “Good-night!”—

    Pretty good world, good people!

Frank L. Stanton


Author: Ray Calabrese

I am an optimistic, can do, and never quit guy. The spirit of hope indelibly marks my DNA. My research at The Ohio State University helped people discover the best in themselves and change their personal lives, public organizations, and whole communities. I bring the same spirit and enthusiasm to my blog to help those who grieve who find themselves suddenly alone, navigate their grieving. Join my more than 24,300Twitter (@alwaysgoodstuff). I promise my tweets are always good stuff. Please feel free to email me at

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