Give

Give more than what you can, more than what you expect, more than what you will receive. Often, we think giving can only be accomplished through material things. That and it can only be done by giving big or it won’t be worth giving at all. However, I am learning that only the intention has to be purely grand, and by that I mean to give without attachment… to give simply because it will elicit a smile or inspire joy in someone. This ranges from a smile, a warm greeting or even a prayer of good wishes… gestures we all have in abundance. It begins with our purest intentions and it begins nowhere until we initiate the first giving.

You
who so much
inspires this
happiness
I surrender
even if your
tears make
me quiver–
your joy is
for this world
and not mine
to covet
or own
as though time
in my watch
latched
onto my wrist
Your smile
is for the world
and not mine
in this room
where you
only reach one
when you are
for the masses
inside your eyes
is the light,
the beacon
they wait for
to discover
how to revert to
a smile
of their own

-mr gahon 11/25/13

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