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December 22, 2009

My Gift To You

Last year a very kind lady gifted me with a bookmark. Since I read many hours every day, I handle this bookmark several times a day. Occasionally I glance at the words, and often I take the time to read the words, really seeing them and reaching out and embracing them.

If it were possible for me to duplicate the bookmark and send it to each of you over the internet, I would gladly do it. Instead, it is my pleasure to share the words with you in this post.




I wish you enough sun
to keep your attitude bright.

I wish you enough rain
to appreciate the sun more.

I wish you enough happiness
to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain
so that the smallest joys in
life appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain
to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss
to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos
to get you through
the final good-bye.

21 comments:

Sunshine said...

Hi TechnoBabe i love the poem.. how you have been doing?

Lve
Sunshine

Shadow said...

that is one great bookmark!!!

Brian Miller said...

a beautiful verse to look at every time you open your book and remember not just the words but the gift...

Sarah said...

Aw hon that is beautiful and deeply true..you need all those things to be happy! Thank you for sharing this!! Hugs, Sarah

Julie said...

Hi, Technobabe! What a beautiful gift! I love all of the lines, and the last one is something I will never forget. Thank you very much for sharing it with us.

Your friend sounds like a great person. Bookmarks are wonderful gifts. Yes, we touch them many times and think of the person each time a book is open.

I'll be coming around a little slower this week with the Christmas holidays (traveling to see loved ones), but I'll definitely return. It has been a pleasure to read your site and get to know you in the internet world. Have a beautiful week!

Ronda Laveen said...

Oh, I can see why you keep this. A beautiful guide for living life.

cinner said...

That is beautiful, a great reminder for everyday. Be well.

otin said...

And to top it all off, I hope that your Christmas is merry!!

otin said...

That was a great comment that you left on my site, by the way!

smiles4u said...

This is so nice. These words are so perfect. Thank you! XX Lori

jozien said...

Hello to you!
beautiful poem.
and thanks for all your hellos, they give me everything which is said in the poem.

Shadowthorne said...

... the last one is the saddest bit...

Scarlet Blue said...

Balance in everything!
Happy Christmas!
Sx

Lou said...

I have 30 bookmarks, but only use two or three favorites. This sentiment was beautiful.

Merry Christmas, I hope you get lots of books!

Santa Claus said...

HO HO HO! Merry Christmas from me and Otin!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh Techno, That's a perfect poem and a perfect picture to go with it. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to print it out and add it to my office bulletin board.

Sending holiday love and hugs your way. It's been great getting to know you and and I'm looking forward to many more posts in 2010!!!

In case I miss you before-- MERRY CHRISTMAS!

xo

Bogey said...

What a lovely balance of all that keeps our gratitude level at an even keel. Nice touch.

TB, I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas filled with love, laughter and joy and a New Year that will continue remind us of all that we have to be grateful.

lisleman said...

wishing you a Merry Christmas

Beth said...

That is an awesome poem. Like you, I read a lot. I may need to pay more attention to my book marks (usually they are scraps of paper).

Big Dave T said...

If I read more, your's certainly would be my favorite bookmark. Nicely done. Don't wish for me any more gain around the waistline though. I need some loss there for sure.

Spencer L Casey said...

Sweet and sad. Thank you.