I will ask myself, “Am I doing the best I can?”
When I was in college I had the pleasure of staying with my Grandmother for several months. I wouldn’t trade those times for the world. We would sit around her kitchen table and talk for hours. One day she shared a poem with me that my Grandfather wrote. After reading it, I immediately made a copy. His words, simple and poignant, struck a chord within. Today, I would like to share my grandfather’s words of wisdom with all of you. Enjoy, my friends.
Be good, but not too good.
A little naughty, but not too naughty.
Say a prayer if you get that way.
Say damn if it gives you consolation.
Be kind to the world always, if possible.
Yet, if you must be unkind
smash right and left
and get it over and forget it.
Smile, always smile. Have a smile ready
even though sometimes it hurts.
Grab all the happiness you can…
wherever and whenever you can.
Don’t even let a wee bit slip past you.
Live, above all things live.
Don’t simply exist.
If you are blessed enough to know
what real love is…
love with all you heart, soul and body.
Live your life so that at any hour
you will be able to shake hands with yourself.
And try to accomplish at least
one thing worthwhile each day.
Then, when your nights come
you will be able to pull up the covers
and say to yourself—
“I HAVE DONE MY BEST.” ~Charles F. Welek ll
Wow, Pattie. That is fabulous! I know where you get your talents and spirit for life! Thank you so much for sharing!
My life has been blessed for sure. Appreciate your kind words. Love ya.
SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! I’m teary-eyed, but so proud to be related to an AMAZING grandfather!
Thanks for sending his wise, insightful words over the airwaves!
Aw. Glad you liked it. Something told me to share it this morning. You know me, I listen when my intuition kicks in. Hugs, Mare.
Never read this, or heard of this!! It is great!! Thanks for sharing! Love the picture!! So sorry I never met him!!
Glad you enjoyed it, Di. Cropped Grandpa’s face off of an old photo. And Di, he would have loved you! Hugs.
Could you send Charlie an email with this!! He loved it!! He doesn t do Facebook!! Thanks, and for the beautiful picture of your mom and precious boys!!! Can you beleive Dave is engaged!! We are so happy for them!!
Also know two really know love can hurt you. But Love anyway it is worth it all. People do not Love as deeply as you and that’s okay. Just know LOVE
What an awesome poem Pattie. Brought tears to my eyes. Would like to share it with friends. Thanks
Thanks for clicking on the post. Glad you liked it, friend. Sending joy.