So simple, yet so powerful…

The following poem came to my attention today. I am so happy that it found its way to me. It delivers a message that is a great reminder to all of us. I appreciate the understanding and awareness that it has provided me today.


 

Drop a pebble in the water and with just a splash it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on,
Spreading, spreading from the center, flowing on out to the sea.
And there is no way of telling where the end is going to be.

Drop a pebble in the water and in a minute you forget,
But there's little waves a-flowing, and there's ripples circling yet,
And those little waves a-flowing to a great big wave have grown;
You've disturbed a mighty river just by dropping in a stone.

Drop an unkind or careless word and in a minute it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on.
They keep spreading, spreading, spreading from the center as they go,
And there is no way to stop them, once you've started them to flow.

Drop an unkind or careless word and in a minute you forget;
But there's little waves a-flowing, and there's ripples circling yet,
And perhaps in some sad heart a mighty wave of tears you've stirred,
And disturbed a life that was happy ere you dropped that unkind word.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness and in just a flash it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on,
Bearing hope and joy and comfort on each splashing, dashing wave
Till you wouldn't believe the volume of the one kind word you gave.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness and in a minute you forget;
But there's gladness still a-swelling, and there's joy circling yet,
And you've rolled a wave of comfort whose sweet music can be heard
Over miles and miles of water just by dropping one kind word.

— James W. Foley

 

 

 


 

What do you think?

Please comment and share this with everyone, it is too important to keep to ourselves

Health, prosperity, and happiness always.
 




About Don Francis

Writer, Student of Life, Life-long Learner. Don Francis is interested in creating his success by helping others to become successful. Having become aware of the true nature of human beings - as unlimited, spiritual beings having a human experience - he is constantly looking for ways to share this discovery with others. He hopes that others will read his writing, understand what he is trying to convey, and join him in the marvelous adventure that this life is meant to be. He hopes to inspire others to live a life of personal significance.

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