Is Anyone Happier Because You Passed His Way, Today?
My Grandfather, Alan Beyea, lived into his 90's. A few months ago my Mum lent me some of the sayings and stories that he had collected over the years. I was surprised as I read through the pages, I had no idea that my Grandfather had collected motivational quotes and articles. Perhaps my love of motivation has been passed down from my Grandfather!
His pages are filled with wisdom of wonderful stories, poems and quotes. So I thought this week I would share one of the poems that he had collected. It is called "At Day's End". The author is not shown on his pages, but after searching the Internet I found John Hall wrote it.
Is anybody happier because you passed his way?
Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?
Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?
Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast,
That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed.
Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said;
Does the man whose hopes were fading, now with courage look ahead?
Did you waste the day, or lose it? Was it well or sorely spent?
Did you leave a trail of kindness, or a scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber, do you think that God will say,
"You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?"
I hope you enjoyed the poem as much as I did. The first line, "is anybody happier because you passed his way" is really a question we should all remember as we start each day. Sometimes the smallest gesture can brighten someone's day.
So my thanks to my Grandfather for his collection and to my Mum who saved them all and for sharing them!
[ I sure need to work on this... how about you? ]
Vanity Plates seen on a Mercedes Benz in California - WAS HIS
Wealthy people miss one of life's greatest thrills - Making the last car payment.
The trouble with Sunday drivers is, they don't drive any better during the week.
Quote from the boss: "I didn't say it was your fault. I said I was going to blame it on you."
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. - Maori proverb
You Know You Have Had Too Much Coffee When...
Juan Valdez names his donkey after you...Jack Who?
You get a speeding ticket even when you're parked.
You sleep with your eyes open.
You have to watch videos in fast-forward.
Your eyes stay open when you sneeze.
The nurse needs a scientific calculator to take your pulse.
You can type sixty words a minute with your feet.
You can jump-start your car without cables.
Your only sources of nutrition comes from "Sweet & Low".
You don't sweat, you percolate.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of someone else. - Judy Garland
A distraught senior citizen phoned her doctor's office. "Is it true,"
she wanted to know, "that the medication you prescribed has to be taken
for the rest of my life"?
Yes, I'm afraid so," the doctor told her. There was a moment of silence
before the senior lady replied,
"I'm wondering, then, just how serious is my condition. This
prescription is marked "NO REFILLS"
Every revolutionary idea - in science, politics, art, or whatever - evokes three stages of reaction in a hearer: 1. It is completely impossible - don't waste my time. 2. It is possible, but it is not worth doing. 3. I said it was a good idea all along
WIFE: "There's trouble with the car. It has water in the carburetor."
HUSBAND: "Water in the carburetor? That's ridiculous."
WIFE: "I tell you the car has water in the carburetor."
HUSBAND: "You don't even know what a carburetor is. I'll check it out. Where's the car?"
WIFE: "In the pool."
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away. - Sir Arthur Helps
Bible Character Theme Songs...
Noah: "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"
Adam and Eve: "Strangers in Paradise"
Lazarus: "The Second Time Around"
Esther: "I Feel Pretty"
Job: "I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues"
Moses: "The Wanderer"
Jezebel: "The Lady is a Tramp"
Salome: "I Could Have Danced All Night"
Daniel: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Joshua: "Good Vibrations"
Peter: "I'm Sorry"
Esau: "Born To Be Wild"
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: "Great Balls of Fire!"
The Three Kings: "When You Wish Upon a Star"
Jonah: "Got a Whale of a Tale"
Elijah: "Up, Up, and Away"
Methuselah: "Stayin' Alive"
Nebuchadnezzar: "Crimson and Clover"
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not
sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
When a physician remarked on a new patient's extraordinarily ruddy complexion, he said,
"High blood pressure, Doc. It comes from my family."
"Your mother's side or your father's?" I asked.
"Neither," he replied. "It's from my wife's side of the family."
"Oh, come now," I said. "How could your wife's side of the family give you high blood pressure?"
He sighed. "You oughta meet 'em sometime!"
It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much often succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never
have taught them so well as failure has done.
An angel suddenly appears at a faculty meeting and tells the dean of the college that, in return for his unselfish and exemplary behavior, he will be given his choice of infinite wealth, wisdom or beauty. Without hesitating, the dean selects infinite wisdom.
"Done!" says the angel and disappears in a cloud of smoke and a bolt of lightning.
Now, all heads turn toward the dean, who sits surrounded by a faint halo of light. At length, one of his colleagues whispers, "Say something wise."
The dean looks at them and says, "I should have taken the money."
Have a great day!