I hope my
achievements in life shall be these:
That I will have fought for what was right and fair,
that I will have risked for that which mattered, that
I will have given help to those who were in need...
That I will have left the earth a better place for what
I've done and who I've been.
Mend a quarrel.
Search out a forgotten friend.
and replace them with trust.
Write a love letter. Share some treasure.
Give a soft answer. Encourage youth.
Manifest your loyalty in a word or deed.
Keep a promise.
Find the time. Forego a grudge.
Forgive an enemy. Listen.
Apologize if you were wrong.
Try to understand.
Examine your demands on others.
Think first of someone else.
Appreciate, be kind, be gentle.
Laugh a little more.
Deserve confidence. Take up arms
Express your gratitude.
Worship your God.
Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in
the beauty and wonder of the earth.
Speak your love.
Speak it again.
Speak it still again.
Speak it still once again.
I'll paint you a rainbow to hang on the wall,
to brighten your heart when the grey shadows fall.
On a canvas of joy outlasting the years,
with a soft brush of sweetness to dry all your tears.
I'll paint you a rainbow with colors of smiles
That glow with sincerity over the miles.
On a palette of words I will tenderly blend
Tones into treasures of sunlight and wind.
I'll paint you a rainbow that reaches so wide,
Your sights and your sorrows will vanish inside,
And deep in the center of each different hue,
A memory fashioned especially for you.
So lift up your eyes, for suspended above,
A rainbow designed by the fingers of love...
by Grace E. Easley