Gift of Life
I value the life God has given to me
It is my life and I can live it as I please
My life may not mean much to someone else
And how I live it is up to God and myself
Only God knows how many years I have remaining
But I intend to live them all without complaining
I will treasure each day and rejoice in its pleasures
Practicing His righteousness as a means of measure
I will do my daily chores with a song in my heart
Singing God's praises until the day I depart
And while I am living out my disappearing years
I will be grateful to Him for putting me here.
Ellen Bailey ©
Help Yourself to Happiness
seeks happiness, it's true,
But finding it and keeping it
seem difficult to do.
Difficult because we think
that happiness is found
Only in the places where
wealth and fame abound.
And so we go on searching
in palaces of pleasure
and monetary treasure,
Unaware that happiness
is just a state of mind
Within the reach of everyone
who takes time to be kind.
For in making others happy
we will be happy, too.
For the happiness you give away
returns to shine on you.
Helen Steiner Rice ©
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