Thursday, December 2, 2010

A few wise words on daily living.....

Helen Lowrie Marshall (1904-1975) penned this poem:

      "Isn't life glorious! Isn't it grand!
       Here---take it---hold it tight in your hand;
       Squeeze every drop of it into your soul,
        Drink of the joy of it, sun-sweet and whole!
        Laugh with the love of it, burst into song!
        Scatter its richness as you stride along!
        Isn't life splendid--- and isn't it great
        We can always start living---it's never too late!"

1 comment:


    I've never made a fortune and it's probably too late now,

    But I don't worry about that much 'cause I'm happy anyhow.

    And as I go along life's way I'm reaping better than I sow,

    I'm drinking from my saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.

    Haven't got a lot of riches and sometimes the going's tough,

    But I've got loving ones around me and that makes me rich enough.

    I thank God for His blessings and the mercies He's bestowed,

    I'm drinking from my saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.

    Oh, remember times when things went wrong, my faith wore somewhat thin,

    But all at once the dark clouds broke and sun peeped through again.

    So Lord, help me not to gripe about the tough rows that I've hoed,

    I'm drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed.

    If God gives me strength and courage when the way grows steep and rough,

    I'll not ask for other blessings 'cause I'm already blessed enough.

    And may I never be too busy to help others bear their loads,

    Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.

    -- Author Unknown

    Bill Knapp
    Forest Grove,Ore