27 March 2017 What Would You Give (Poem) – taking time to appreciate the gifts of Nature

Hello to  you – I hope this finds you well.  Keeping it really simple today as I’m tired and adjusting to a morning without the sounds of my sweet Kyle’s voice and presence!  Today is his first day at work.  Much love and hugs to you reader(s) and I hope you will find a way, your special way, to make this World a better place.  Even if you can just manage a smile  and a heartfelt “hello” to a stranger – that’s a start!

26 March 2017 – the feeling outside was kind of “off” with the storms building and lurking about so I didn’t spend much time outside yesterday. We decided this looked like Mars lol.

Quotes that resonated from the Daily good today:

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.
William Shakespeare

Loneliness and the feeling of being uncared for and unwanted are the greatest poverty.
Mother Teresa

One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you.
Dennis A. Peer

Today’s poem from my Grandma. To me, this Earth is more precious than money.

What Would You Give?

What would you give for a day in Spring,

With bright green grass and windy hills,

Sapphire skies and cotton clouds,

And the fairy gold of daffodils?

What would you give for a Summer day,

with your own rainbow overhead,

Butterflies and hummingbirds,

Hovering over each flower bed?

What would you give for an Autum day,

With leaves of orange and brown and gold,

The smell of wood smoke in the air,

And all of the love your heart could hold?

What would you give for a Winter day,

Whole landscapes glisten white with snow,

A blazing fire and af riend to share

Sweet memories of long ago?

Is there among us anyone,

With wealth enough to purchase all

This loveliness, no human hand

Can duplicate, however small?

What do you suppose the price

And value of such things would be?

No man who lives is rich enough,

….To buy what God gives us for free!

http://www.worldprayers.org/prayerwheel/index.html

Creator of heaven and earth,
You are me,
I am you.

prayer of a navajo girl – early 20th century

Sometimes we need to stop and smell the roses….take a moment to appreciate the gifts of Nature going on all around us each and every day.

You have to stop and smell the roses sometimes!

 

The rose garden of Kayoichou Park, Japan – 4K garden rose extravaganza

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4 comments on “27 March 2017 What Would You Give (Poem) – taking time to appreciate the gifts of Nature

    • Morning Easy! We haven’t been doing such a good job on of being good stewards of God’s gifts. A lot of taking without giving back. Thankfully there are a lot of great people in this world trying to do better and making a difference. We have a non-profit called Retreet in our area that helps replant trees in communities devastated by storms.

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