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Showing You Care

It’s so easy to get wrapped up in our own needs, our own world, that it helps to stop once in a while to think about what we have done lately to make a moment better for a fellow traveler. Recently, I received a heartfelt card from a friend and it reminded me how important it is to let others know you care. When we make the effort, it’s a win-win for you as well. The thoughtfulness you show others is positive energy and as it goes out to the Universe it’s like a boomerang and magnet combined. It returns to you with even more positive energy to brightened your life. I’ll bet someone out there would like to hear your voice, receive a card or read an email from you. Who knows, you just might make their day a little better.

There is a poem by Margaret E. Sangster entitled, The Sin of Omission that puts the topic of thoughtfulness in perspective.

It isn’t the thing you do;
It’s the thing you leave undone,
Which gives you a bit of heartache
At the setting sun.

The tender word forgotten,
The letter you did not write,
The flower you might have sent,
Are your haunting ghosts tonight.

The stone you might have lifted
Out of a brother’s way
The bit of heartsome counsel
You were hurried too much to say.

The loving touch of the hand,
The gentle and winsome tone,
That you had no time or thought for
With troubles enough of your own.

The little acts of kindness,
So easily out of mind;
Those chances to be helpful
Which everyone may find –

No, it’s not the thing you do,
It’s the thing you leave undone,
Which gives you the bit of heartache
At the setting of the sun.

Have a great few days!

Comments on: "Showing You Care" (1)

  1. Anonymous said:

    Loved the poem Mary!


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