A body in service poised with a mission

An honorable purpose waits its commission

The years you spend hoping to get

Leaving you empty in a deep fret


One trick to living is very simple

Give all you can get it back with no wrinkle

No sitting in gloom with deep agitation

Look at your turf with great expectation


The landscape reveals places that need

When giving yourself no need for greed

What you get back might shock and surprise

It’s so much more than you see with eyes


Built into the body your biological machine

Hands that caress tears that wipe clean

It’s deep in your nature to want to take care

Heartfelt compassion gives back when you dare


Don’t wait for others to take care of you

Find places to give jump into the stew

Give freely don’t keep gifts locked up inside

They will heal and bless and foster your pride


Can you remember the moments when you had the courage to reach out beyond yourself and give to others you knew were in need?

How did that feel?

What was the contribution to you?

Are there people around who might use what you have to give?

– Stewart Levine ©

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