Thursday, March 17, 2005

Making the most of life

If I can throw a single ray of light across the
Darkened pathway of another;
If I can aid some soul to clearer sight of life and duty,
And thus bless my brother;
If I can wipe from any human cheek a tear,
I shall not have lived my life in vain while here.

If I can guide some erring one to truth,
Inspire within his heart a sense of duty;
If I can plant within my soul of rosy youth
A sense of right, a love of truth and beauty;
If I can teach one man that God and heaven are near,
I shall not then have lived in vain while here.

If from my mind I banish doubt and fear,
And keep my life attuned to love and kindness;
If I can scatter light and hope and cheer,
And help remove the curse of mental blindness;
If I can make more joy, more hope, less pain,
I shall not have lived and loved in vain.

If by life's roadside I can plant a tree,
Beneath whose shade some wearied head may rest,
Though I may never share its beauty,
I shall yet be truly blest--
Though no one knows my name,
Nor drops a flower upon my grave,
I shall not have lived in vain while here.

Sometimes we can feel without touching,
its called emotions.
Sometimes we have to touch to feel,
its called desire.
Sometimes when we touch we never feel,
its called ignorance.
And there are times when we touch and retouch,
and the feeling is different everytime,
that's what we call Life.
The rest is only reflections........

- Unknown

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