It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Chapter 10, Page 27, Book 12

It's Up to You

One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream.
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.

One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal.

One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room.
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.

One step must start each journey,
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.

One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what's true.
One life can make the difference,
You see, IT'S UP TO YOU!

Author Unknown 

Ponder with me today the meaning of this poem in your own life.  

When we think about it, other eople are affected by our thoughts, words, and actions. We can be a shining beam of light that brightens someone’s day or a dark cloud adding more dreary negativity

 We can choose to make a positive difference as many or as few times a day as we like. 

It's up to you. 


Rose said...

Love this!

betty said...

This is so true. It really is up to me to make a difference in what I can make a difference in and to make sure it is a positive one!!


JeanJournal said...

The power of 'one' is awesome ~ and it's true that each moment we choose to bless another or stay selfish & alone(i like to 'tweet' & give someone a lift! or quotation, or some inspiration in some way or info that makes them SMILE! ~ Jean(Rome Georgia Girl living in Calhoun) ~ 'you are loved by many' thank you, ma IONL

jack69 said...

Thanks for making me think.
Love from NC, nice day sorta overcast and a little cool.

Chatty Crone said...

I am going to send this to someone who needs it. Thanks. sandie