Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tiny, wilted, white flowers,
Still blooming by the side of the trail...
Spotted by two little hikers...
Who ducked right under the rail.

Quickly and eagerly they picked them...
Happy as they could be.
Then raced back to the winding trail,
And directly returned to me.

No gift could ever have been better!
No intent could have been more real.
Then these tiny, white, wilted flowers,
Given with purpose, love, and zeal.

"You may give gifts without caring-but you can't care without giving."   
~ Frank A. Clark

"A pig was complaining to a cow that he was not appreciated.  "I don't understand it,"
he said, "people are always talking about how generous you are, giving them cream
and milk and butter for their daily use.  That's nice, of course, but I give more than
you do---ham and bacon and bristles and feet.  Yet nobody has any use for me.  They
make fun of me and call me a pig.  I don't like it."

"Perhaps the difference, " the cow replied after a moment's hesitation, "is that I give
while I'm still living."     ~unknown

"He who gives, teaches me to give."    ~Danish proverb

(picture from Pinterest)


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, Judy what a lovely post from a dear lady that is giving encouragement and ideas in each post. Your little grandchildren are filled with such joy as they hand you their gift.

Debbie said...

LOVED this!!

Christine said...

Oh, what a great post!
Your family knows how to give because of your guidance and being a role model.

lindsey said...

Such a beautiful post Judy. I love to see and read of all your amazing gift ideas and those sweet grandchildren are just wonderful!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Well said! You are so good at encouraging me to be more giving.

Jeanne Nelson said...

Please tell me which Frank A. Clark is the author of the quote you posted: "You may give gifts without caring, but you can't care without giving." My research has revealed two men with this name, one a politician with racist leanings and the other a writer and cartoonist for the Des Moines Register. I am very particular about who I quote; the quote might be lovely but the author might not be! Thank you!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Jeanne, I have no recollection where I got that quote. You are right. I apologize if I offended you. I will try to be more careful in the future.
Thanks for stopping by. Judy


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