What would you give to those you love… if you could? I’d suggest it’s not about what we can buy.

A year ago I found this poem by Elaine V. Eamons in a child’s picture book. It captured my heart.

So much that I would give you

hovers out of my poor giving.

Song within your heart forever,

faith to end all doubt,

and laughter, warm and gold, 

when you begin to grow too serious.

And always near,

the good companionship of trees and birds;

and always, for your beauty-loving ear,

music when you have need of it

and words that pleasure you and rest you, softly spoken.

Unnumbered good days, peace of a starry night,

and love from dawn to dawn that’s an unbroken deep certainty in you…

I have no right to dream of it — but never doubt

I should give you such presents, if I could.

In addition to all those items mentioned in the poem above, I would add:

  • deep, rejuvenating sleep every night
  • healthy food when you’re hungry
  • loyal friends
  • hope for the future
  • the opportunity to pause and give thanks  – ThanksLiving!

Are all these things really out of our ability to give?

Could we influence in some small way?

What would you give if you could?

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Who comes to mind first when you think of giving?

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One of the phrases that stopped my reading was, “love from dawn to dawn that’s an unbroken deep certainty in you”.  Read more about feeling loved here.

A post I read last week held such beautiful parental love – it caused me to reflect on my relationship with our grown children and the newest adventure of being a grandparent.  Do you have the privilege of raising (or being a part of raising) a little one? Take a look at “While you were walking.


What is positive thanksliving?

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