Poet: Julie Hebert, (c) 2011
Inspiration is all around us, yes this is true,
It just takes some looking around.
If you find something helpful to give you a hand,
Allow it to assist you, hands down!
Receiving and giving come hand in hand,
And to receive is nothing to knock down.
By not allowing someone to help bring you up,
Is helping to keep you way down.
So donít worry about taking without giving,
Just be grateful for all the help you have now.
When you start cruising in the good life you dreamed of,
You then can start giving back as youíve vowed.
A helpful hand is a lesson in sharing
And if you have the means why not play your part.
Those who refuse your help are foolish,
As we all know appreciating the helpful hand is just smart.
There is a saying that goes like this, "What you give, you get." Often
times in life we do not want to accept help when we need it. Yet, we
often find ourselves helping others. Our opinion is that life is about helping each other;
the Poet's words express exactly that. Take the assistance when you need it,
and someday you will assist someone and payment will be made. It is sort of like
the pass it on theory. You do good for someone else, and they in turn do good for
others - what a wonderful world this would be it we all live like this!
There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.
If you support something, the time comes when good wishes and cordial words are not enough and your hand reaches for your pocketbook. Then the fun begins. For giving is fun.
Kenneth Irving Brown
We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.
Orison Swett Marden
Maybe it is time we all took a real hard look at what we have, at what we don't need but think we need, and realize that what we could give to another would more than make up for doing without the latest techno gadget, or DVD, or you name it.
Byron R. Pulsifer
Humor and knowledge are the two great hopes of our culture.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering