A HUGE thanks to Bigman - that was GREAT! Really lifted me up! Here's a little poem I wrote for the poster below:
The Joy of Giving
Giving to those around us
Is as simple as can be.
If you go the extra mile and trust,
And do so joyfully.
Spend time with those around you,
Within your daily life.
Give of yourself, joyfully
By giving of your time.
Forgetting what you think you want,
And helping others is how
To give of self and spread some cheer.
The time to begin is now.
By putting your needs last, you'll see,
Within your heart doth lie
The key to being happy,
And spreading some sunshine.
This key to spreading joy,
And making others smile,
Is reaching out to do for them.
'Twill make it all worthwhile.
A look, a smile, an act of love,
Can brighten someones day.
And in doing so you'll find
All gloom doth fade away.
For when you give and die to self,
You receive oh so much more
Than ever could be gained from self,
For His grace He shall outpour.
By just remaining silent
When we wish to speak our mind,
'Tis an act of giving in itself;
A way of being kind.
For that is what He asks of us
Is to die to self and live
For those He's placed around us
If we'd just simply give.
For it is in giving that we recieve.....