‘Giving And Receiving’
I launched a smile; far out it sailed
On life’s wide troubled sea.
And many more than I could count
Came sailing back to me.
I clasped a hand while whispering,
“The clouds will melt away.”
I felt my life was very blessed
All through the hours that day.
I sent a thought of happiness
Where it was needed sore,
And very soon thereafter, found
Joy adding to my store.
I wisely shared my slender hoard,
Toil-earned coins of gold;
But presently it flowed right back.
Increased a hundredfold.
I helped another climb a hill,
A little thing to do:
And yet it brought a rich reward,
A friendship that was new.
I think each morning when I rise,
Of how I may achieve,
I know by serving I advance,
By giving I receive.