12 December 2009

A favorite poem of mine...

Somehow, not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing
Returns to you glad.

John Greenleaf Whittier


  1. Dear Bentley,Well it figures. A guy named after a tasty green leaf would surely know about giving joy to others. Such a nice poem!!
    BabyRocketDog and Hootie

  2. Short and sweet and yet replete. ♥