A touch of thoughtfulness that shows someone you care creates rays of sunshine for both of you to share. For kindness gives happiness and loving ways bring love, and giving is the treasure that contentment is made of. Yes, every time you offer someone a helping hand, every time you show a friend you understand, or when you have a kind and gentle word to give, you help someone to find beauty in this precious life we live.
So may you give, and find such pleasure there as lights the darkest dreams of those who care.
WHEN A LOVED-ONE DIES
What is this death - to sever human ties So sweet, so tender and so strong and true; The heart is wounded when a loved-one dies And bids all those cherished hopes adieu. No more to see the hues of sunset glow, Or the azure and endless arc of noon, The light of morning, nor the lucent flow Of pallid fire that floats the rising moon. It leaves in home a void, in hearts a gloom, In Heaven an angel, on earth a tomb.
TILL PURPLE EVENINGS FALL
Where flowers peep from sheltered nook And bright-winged song-birds call, By dim paths where we like to roam Till purple evenings fall.
On summer eves to hum old tunes Or talk o'er early vows, While stars look down like angels' eyes Amid the leafy boughs.
The curtains closed, by lamplight clear We read some books divine, On winter nights, by hearth we sit, Your loving hand in mine.
If I could catch an angel’s ray I would do it just for you To lighten up your dear eyes On the days you’re feeling blue If I could buy you a mansion You could call your very own A place to find tranquillity Where you can be alone If I could take away your troubles I would hurl them in the sea But all these things to attain Are just impossible for me But let me do what I know best Be a friend that is always here. In times of need and trouble A helping hand, a listening ear.