Beauty

Learn to love your life.

In all it’s struggle and mess,

There is much beauty.

Input, Output

Think about what you can give,

For that’s the finest way to live.

On a path with darkened turns,

It’s from the givers that one learns.

For only generosity

Has the luminosity

To guide us on our winding way

And lead us home whene’er we stray.

Now when one says “a giving spirit,”

We think of those to whom we give it,

But don’t forget, for it is true,

You must be generous to you.

Read that book and drink your tea,

Take a nap or two or three.

Find someone with whom to talk

When your own journey’s hard to walk.

Find the needed still and calm,

In this loud world, a needed balm.

For only with your needs supplied

Can the call to give be satisfied.

An empty pitcher fills no cup,

So don’t let busyness disrupt

The need to nurture your own soul.

Love yourself, love the whole.