Peace + Passion = Alive

ALIVE

If I fail to catch the music in the gently falling rain,
If the splendors of the sunset spread their hues for me in vain,
If my heart sends back no echo to the bird in yonder tree —
Though my purse may hold a million, I would still a pauper be.

If the triumphs of my fellows wake no thrill within my breast,
If the task that waits the doing spurs me not to do my best,
If I do not find fresh courage with each day that passes by —
Then the beggar at the corner needs his crutches less than I.

—Nellie Goode (written nearly 100 years ago)

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Which ONE Would You Give?

One Poem

One SONG can spark a moment.
One FLOWER can wake the dream.
One TREE can start a forest.
One BIRD can herald spring.
One SMILE begins a friendship.
One HANDCLASP lifts a soul.
One STAR can guide a ship at sea.
One WORD can frame the goal.
One VOTE can change a nation.
One SUNBEAM lights a room.
One CANDLE wipes out darkness.
One LAUGH will conquer gloom.
One STEP must start each journey.
One WORD must start a prayer.
One HOPE will raise our spirits.
One TOUCH can show you care.
One VOICE can speak with wisdom.
One HEART can know what is true.
One LIFE can make a difference.

                                                          —Author Unknown