EVERY young girl, in the sweet freshness of life's morning, should settle first of all the question of what she owes to Christ. It is a personal question, which should go home to every heart. Consecrated Christian womanhood can do very much for the Master. 

No loveliness of face, no grace of form, no engaging qualities of disposition, however amiable, are enough to make a girl really beautiful, strong, and winsome, unless added to all, there is the gentleness of a holy life, the sweetness of an unfaltering faith, and the benignity of a full surrender of the soul to the Lord.

A girl whose home is pleasant, and whose parents are well placed socially, should consider it a privilege to extend a helping hand to other girls less favorably situated than herself. Many an unobtrusive courtesy, a flower, a book, a kind word, a call, an invitation, to walk, a pleasant recognition when coming into or going out of church, may be given to others whose homes are dull, whose associations are uncongenial, and whose range of occupations is narrow. How life broadens and brightens, too, to her who regards it as a precious trust from God! 

We are made glad by what we give, and not by what we get. She who has it in her power to begin a pleasant thing, to set a fair example, and to inspire those near her to right ways and generous works, wields woman's most royal scepter. One diffident, shy, yet brave and womanly girl, can do much to renovate and revolutionize the society in which she moves.