The task we face as we wander earth
Remaining true to our birth
Our story unfolds each day we live
Learning we get out of life what we give

The essence of human living from the heart
Compassion for all don’t think you’re so smart
The joy of life to continually learn
Not about measuring how much you earn

As you traverse years on the planet
Don’t think so much what you can take from it
You’ll find more joy giving to others
Sharing your time with sisters and brothers

Life holds great promise for those who trust
Have faith enjoy laugh throw in some lust
Put food on the table pass time pay the rent
Know in the end we must live with our self

When you reflect on your years honor pride
Can you go through life with little to hide
What you take from is just what you give
Remember that equation don’t forget to forgive

Do you spend more time thinking about getting or giving?
What are the things you really need?
What is the best way to go about getting them? What gives you the most satisfaction?

– Stewart Levine ©

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