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Gift of Life

I value the life God has given to me

It is my life and I can live it as I please

My life may not mean much to someone else

And how I live it is up to God and myself

Only God knows how many years I have remaining

But I intend to live them all without complaining

I will treasure each day and rejoice in its pleasures

Practicing His righteousness as a means of measure

I will do my daily chores with a song in my heart

Singing God's praises until the day I depart

And while I am living out my disappearing years

I will be grateful to Him for putting me here.

Ellen Bailey ©

Help Yourself to Happiness

Everybody, everywhere

seeks happiness, it's true,

But finding it and keeping it

seem difficult to do.

Difficult because we think

that happiness is found

Only in the places where

wealth and fame abound.

And so we go on searching

in palaces of pleasure

Seeking recognition

and monetary treasure,

Unaware that happiness

is just a state of mind

Within the reach of everyone

who takes time to be kind.

For in making others happy

we will be happy, too.

For the happiness you give away

returns to shine on you.

Helen Steiner Rice ©

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