Sunday, September 17, 2006

THE NICEST THING ABOUT THE END OF THE DAY

The nicest thing about the end of the day
is the giving.

We give in to needed rest
and forgiving ourselves
that everything on our list
was not accomplished
in one short day.

we come
to this point
when it is no longer restful
or useful
to press for time
or worry about
whether or not
we accomplished
all we wanted to
in that short day.

It is evening
and we can give comfort
to the tired
peace
to the weary
but more than that
cheerfulness
and love.

We are fortunate
when we can come
to this point and place
and not regret
what the day has held
and look forward
to the excellence and brightness
and beauty
of tomorrow!



46 comments:

  1. Margie,
    Thank you for bringing your light to all of us. I feel such a sense of joy when I open your site.

    May we be grateful for each day and all of its blessings and lessons. May we rest and refresh and always look forward to tomorrow.

    Blessings of peace, joy and love!

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  2. Margie...lovely...this one and all the others. Had to catch up since I have been so tied up with the business. You have a wonderful gift. Glad you share it with all of us.

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  3. I try to see the beauty everyday and I want to remember my life for those things rather than a clean house : )

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  4. I try to see the beauty everyday and I want to remember my life for those things rather than a clean house : )

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  5. i love it when you say that forgiving too is a kind of giving. Good one Margie.

    I had to scratch off my Jet-Ski plan as it was windy over the lake. It is a 3 hr drive each way, so i decided it is not worth driving 3 hrs only to be told that the lake is closed due to strong winds.

    Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and hope Jeff is having fun at the bike race.

    take care
    -ari

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  6. So very true, and I think tonight will be one of those nights.

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  7. I am worried Margie, I am worried at the speed of things and no one has time. Looks like you walk slow, stop, take a breath of fresh air and you have time to smile. You give me hope Margie.

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  8. Lovely Margie...!

    Hope you had a great weekend! :)

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  9. one day at a time indeed...thats what I said thru the last line in my current post too. We have TODAY so lets live it - wonderful words Margie mwahhhh!

    Keshi.

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  10. beautifully said as always, margie!
    (have a lot of catching up to do :))

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  11. Being kind to oneself: what an important skill!

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  12. You sure do write really well. Interesting posts!Take Care .
    Rumnraisins

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  13. You have such a great way with words Margie! Thanks one again!

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  14. I love this, and wish it were this easy. Would put sleep aids outta business, huh? My mind, at night, is like a light with a 200 watt bulb and the off switch not working.

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  15. I have to agree with Kathi--I wish I had this mindset! It sounds PERFECT!

    :)

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  16. I think it's important to slow down. I know this is one of my weaknesses... I'm always on the go!

    Beautifully written as always ♥

    Robyn

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  17. Thank you for sharing this poem. If I can come home each night and lay my weary head and reflect on the day, I hope to have made a difference in my life and some one elses.

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  18. What a beautiful poem! So true and uplifting! :0)

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  19. If we can achieve this at night, imagine what we could do with naps!

    Beautiful as always Margie :-)

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  20. So glad I "stopped" here. What a wonderful way to end my day.
    Thank You.

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  21. How inspiring, Margie!!
    Great way to stat my day!
    :)

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  22. susan
    Thanks for the visit, and your comment!

    serenity
    Thanks for those kind and wonderful words!

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  23. don
    thanks for the very kind words!
    So nice to see you again!

    pecos
    That is what is most important!

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  24. ari
    Thanks for your very nice words!
    Sorry you did not get to go
    jet-skiing!

    I had a great weekend and all went well for Jeff at the blke event!

    Pat
    Good idea! :)

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  25. ari
    Thanks for your very nice words!
    Sorry you did not get to go
    jet-skiing!

    I had a great weekend and all went well for Jeff at the blke event!

    Pat
    Good idea! :)

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  26. rauf
    I do try my best to do that!
    Thanks for your nice words!

    andrew
    Thank you!

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  27. kathleen
    thank you!
    I did have a very nice weekend!

    kai
    Thank you!
    hugggz to you too!

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  28. keshi
    Thank you!
    Yes, just one day at a time!
    Keshi...mwahhhhhh!

    polona
    Thank you so much!
    Nice to have you back!

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  29. sunflower
    Nice to see you again!
    Take care!

    rob
    It is good to be kind to oneself!
    Take care!

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  30. blueberry_rumraisins
    Thank you so much!
    Thanks for the visit!

    friendly
    Thank you so much!
    Will talk soon!

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  31. kathi
    Thank you... and I guess it is not always as easy as what I wrote!
    I have learned over the years to just let it all go... at the end of the day!

    deb
    you are wonderful as you are!

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  32. robyn
    Thank you!
    slowing down does help!

    photo-effe
    So glad you see the beauty in every day!
    Thank you for the visit to my blog!

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  33. starry
    you are very welcome!
    I am always happy to share!
    I am sure you make a difference in many lives!

    miss 1999
    Thank you for the kind words!
    Happy to have you visit my blog!

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  34. schrodingers cat
    living every moment! Yes!

    eileen
    thank you so much!
    And, yes imagine what we could achieve with naps!

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  35. swampwitch
    I am glad you stopped by too!
    Thank you for the kind words!

    ash
    Thank you so much!

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  36. keshi
    mwahhhhhh!

    velu
    how nice of you !

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker