Tuesday, September 7, 2010

pearls of wisdom

an advertisement was inside one of my Reader's Digest magazines...the insert was from the Bradford Exchange... they're offering a beautiful pearl necklace for a grandmother to buy for her granddaughter...
it comes with a poem, which was printed on the advertisement, and i thought the poem was just too wonderful not to share...
i love it as a message to MY daughter... and it could be a great message for sons or the "younger" people in your life... :)

enjoy... :)

"Grandma's Pearls of Wisdom"

I've traveled paths you've yet to walk
Learned lessons old and new
And now this wisdom of my life
I'm blessed to share with you

Let kindness spread like sunshine
Embrace those who are sad
Respect their dignity, give them joy
And leave them feeling glad

Forgive those who might hurt you
And though you have your pride
Listen closely to their viewpoint
Try to see the other side

Walk softly when you're angry
Try not to take offense
Invoke your sense of humor
Laughter's power is immense!

Express what you are feeling
Your beliefs you should uphold
Don't shy away from what is right
Be courageous and be bold

Keep hope right in your pocket
It will guide you day by day
Take it out when it is needed
When it's near, you'll find a way

Remember friends and family
Of which you are a precious part
Love deeply and love truly
Give freely from you heart

The world is far from perfect
There's conflict and there's strife
But you can still make a difference
By how you live your life

And so I'm very blessed to know you
The wonders you will do

Because you are my granddaughter
And I believe in you.