Jan 10, 2016

Of Humble Service and Simple Things

I would not be too wise--so very wise
That I must sneer at simple songs and creeds,
And let the glare of wisdom blind my eyes
To humble people and their humble needs.

I would not care to climb so high that I
Could never hear the children at their play,
Could only see the people passing by,
And never hear the cheering words they say.
I would not know too much--too much to smile
At trivial errors of the heart and hand,
Nor be too proud to play the friend the while,
Nor cease to help and know and understand.
I would not care to sit upon a throne,
Or build my house upon a mountain-top,
Where I must dwell in glory all alone
And never friend come in or poor man stop.
God grant that I may live upon this earth
And face the tasks which every morning brings
And never lose the glory and the worth
Of humble service and the simple things.

"The Simple Things"
by Edgar A. Guest

Starting out my year by being of humble service and simple things.
And oh, what joy it brings!

Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares her creative and healing  journey from Alaska to Oregon. Wildcrafting and the textiles arts... sewing, quilting, and creating prayer flags. Join me as I add my healing energies to changing our world..one little project, one gift of sharing from my heart, at a time.


Joyce Carter said...

Amen! i couldn't have said it better. The simple things in life bring me the most peace and joy. Have a blessed week!

Celia said...

Good words to live by. Happy New Year Michele.

Winifred said...

That was so lovely, thank you. Hope your year goes well Michelle.

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O'Quilts said...

Humility, like the darkness,reveals the heavenly lights. Thoreau

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