Do You Have a Road Map for Life?

my tree at dusk

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If I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of another, if I can aid some soul to clearer sight of life and duty, and thus bless my brother, if I can wipe from any human cheek a tear,

 

I shall not have lived my life in vain while here.

 

If I can guide some erring one to truth, inspire within his heart a sense of duty: if I can plant within my soul of rosy youth a sense of right, a love of truth and beauty; if I can teach one man that God and Heaven are near,

 

I shall not then have lived in vain while here.

 

If from my mind I banish doubt and fear, and keep my life attuned to love and kindness, if I can scatter light and hope and cheer, and help remove the curse of mental blindness, if I can make more joy,  more hope, less pain,

 

I shall not have lived and loved in vain.

 

If by life’s roadside I can plant a tree, beneath whose shade some wearied head may rest, though I may never share its beauty, I shall yet be truly blest – though no one knows my name, nor drops a flower upon my grave,

 

I shall not have lived in vain while here.

 

 

This poem is attributed to Anonymous – and that to me seems fitting and in keeping with the last line – they have written something of value, given it away for anyone to read, enjoy and contemplate and we do not know their name.

 

So it’s certain, they did not live their life in vain.

 

 

Can we say the same?

 

What are you doing daily to;

  • Help someone
  • See truth and light
  • Banish doubt and fear
  • Be loving and kind
  • Plant seeds you may never see

 

Many of us are seeking to do just these things – to live in just this way – so that our life matters –

 

Today, on this Friday – the last day of the week – a day perfect for reflection about what you accomplished, learned, contributed. Take a moment to think about this poem – it may actually be a road map to follow for life.

 

It’s for certain a gift and I am grateful.

 

Remember, you create your day by the way you think – Make it magnificent!

 

Blessings, Shawna

www.RelationalResults.com

 

Now for something fun and lighter – our Friday Funny!

 

A elderly couple are sitting out in the sun together.

 

The man suddenly says, “Whenever I get mad at you, you never seem to get upset. How do you manage to control your temper?

 

The women simply says, “I just go and clean the toilet.”

 

The man asks, “How does that help?”

 

She says, “I use your toothbrush.”

 

Giggles out to you! Blessings!

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~ by Shawna Schuh on July 8, 2011.

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