Friday, April 24, 2015

Give Me Your Gift of Time ~

For those of you who touch my life 
give me that something special thing 
that mirrors the depth of your style 
give me the presence of your being 
that lights up my life with your smile. 

Bestow upon me the greatest of gifts 
worth more than all money and gold 
bless me with moments of priceless friendship 
and magical moments untold 
endear me with your company, share of your life 
and give me your time to behold.

The gift of your time is the greatest of gifts 
that you can give unto your family and friends 
and nothing's more precious to me than those 
hours 
of concord on which my life depends! 

(photo is of my niece and I 
  we spent a lovely time together.) 

62 comments:

  1. Friendship is everything...and this poem is so lovely, and should be shared with both friends and family. Well done!

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    1. I so appreciate those kind words, blogoratti ... many thanks
      You brought a smile to me ..

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  2. There should be more lily pads in the world. They are such an unlikely plant, such an elegant solution to survival --perfect for your poem.

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    1. Geo, this photo was taken in Nova Scotia a few years ago ... the lily pad pond was magnificent!
      I am glad you think it goes perfectly with the poem ..

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  3. Margie, how beautiful you can compose about what is important in life.
    Really nothing is more precious than giving your time to others. Especially in this too busy world.
    Blessings for you!

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    1. Krystyna , what a lovely surprise to see you here!
      I hope all is going wonderfully with you ..
      I think of you and miss you , ah, the good ole days ...

      Your kind words mean so much and I so thank you!

      Blessings to you and love ...

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  4. words many would like to say but cannot
    you have mastered the art of expression

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    1. So kind of you to share that with me, Peaches .. thank you!

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  5. I am truly touched by this lovely poem! Thank you, Margie.

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    1. And I am truly touched by your comment , Chris ... and so thank you!

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  6. The company of people we hold dear - that is indeed a priceless gift. I like those blooming water lilies, too!

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    1. Barb, to me it's the greatest gift we can give another ...our time ... in this busy day and age people sometimes forget how much it means to take the time to show our family and friends how much they mean to us and I find that sad .. I appreciate you taking the time to visit me ...

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  7. Friendship is so precious, Margie, and your poem is a treasure.

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    1. And you too are a treasure dear Linda..
      thank you for the nice comment ...xx

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  8. such sweet precious thing that we can give to anyone in the world:)

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    1. Vandana
      Yes, I so agree with you
      Thanks for visiting ..

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  9. So touched, such magic in all that you write in all that you see and hope, I wish for you Love, Health forever, and ever Angel xxx000...beautiful photo !

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    1. Hi dear Lorraine
      You are so dear and how you touched my heart with those words.
      I wish the same for you, Love and good health .. forever ....and much joy and many blessings ...
      Love you ...xoxo

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  10. Hi, Margie! No, not lilacs THIS time but soon! I drove through town and everyone's bushes are blooming. It's been three years since we've had any and I intend to enjoy them! Thank you for stopping by!

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    1. Hi Melissa
      Oh , not lilacs then but so very pretty ...
      Thanks for letting me know .
      I have lilacs in my kitchen and the sweet scent I so enjoy ..

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  11. that photo is beautiful and the words as always Margie, speak to my heart. I feel the same way, time spent together bonds like nothing else can. Your gentle spirit always touches something in me....when I come here and read your gentle words, it's like a rest for my soul.

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    1. How very kind of you Nikki to let me know you to tell me that my words are 'like a rest for your soul'
      How lovely that is to me and I so thank you for sharing that .. I am so touched ...
      Bless you

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  12. Your words are always so lovely because your heart is filled with such love for mankind, family, friends and nature dear Margie.
    Your blog is an inspiration for so many...what a beautiful person youare~

    Much Love & Many Hugs
    xoxoxo

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    1. Hi Jan
      Oh,how very kind of you to leave such lovely comment that so touched my heart .. I don;t know what to say except thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness towards me ...
      I feel like we are kindred spirits ... you are such a joy to know dear Jan

      Much Love & Many Hugs back to you
      xoxoox

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  13. Nice one. Like the Van Morrison song - Precious Time. Thank you.

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    1. Hey Floots ..gosh, so good to see you here , been ages ...
      I like that song Precious Time a lot and I liked your comment too ..thanks for taking the time to drop by

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  14. So beautiful, Margie...your heart-felt words...the wonderful photo...oh I can feel the love behind both, and between you and your niece!
    Oh Margie...you really are an Angel...:)

    Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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    1. Oh my, dear Ygraine ... so sweet of you to say all that .. you made me smile ... thanks dear lady .. I am touched .. if I am an angel, so are you!

      Love & Hugs xoxoox

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  15. I am reading your beautiful poem as I listen to Bach and the combination is perfect. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Hi ACIL
      Oh, nice to see you back and your kind words are so appreciated ..many thanks ...

      Greetings from beautiful Colorado ..

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  16. How gorgeous your poem is, the gift of time is an amazing gift. I love how beautifully you've expressed it. Lovely photo of you and your niece too.

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    1. Dear Lisa
      As you said you loved the way I expressed my poem , I loved how you told me that you found it gorgeous ,,,that is so lovely to me ...thanks so much ...

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  17. Sweet photo and poem, Margie. Very nice.

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    1. Thanks so much, Daisy for the kind words ..always so good to see you here ...smiles ..

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  18. I like this a lot Margie - so nice and the photo looks peaceful.

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    1. Oh, many thanks, Sandy
      I am glad you liked it ...

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  19. I'm going to miss you soooooooooooooooooooooo much Angel I can't stay anymore because they will charge me more than the 300.00 they're already charging I will miss you please tell everyone I had to delete everything I have no choice....I love you, I'll miss you I knew I should have copie your poems xoxoox you mean the world to me tell all my friends how much I'll miss them i'm only keeping this my blog on one day,but I delete everything else today and I'll have to delete my e-mails as well, I have no choice I love you so muchxoxoxo they're combining time spent on internet on the phone the photos messages, everything I'm already over my limit...so I'll only keep two things and won't check everyday, I love you I'm so so sorry

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    1. Lorraine
      Well, as this comment no longer applies and you are coming back all I can say is .....I am SO GLAD!
      You are so sweet ... love you xoxoxo

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  20. Such a lovely piece Margie and a beautiful photo I felt the sunshine :)

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    1. Hi Rose
      Your kind words are so appreciated ...thank you!
      Always so nice to have you visit ..

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  21. Hi Margie! That photo just oozes rest and companionship. What a great illustration of your poem. What is more precious than the gift of our time? I'm so glad that your family is so generous with it!
    Happy Sunday :)
    Ceil

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    1. Hello Ceil
      I can still remember and feel the lovely time I spent with my niece as I look at this photo ,,,her companionship was priceless ...

      Always so good of you to take the time to drop by, thank you Ceil ...

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  22. Awesome! Priceless are the moments spent with loved ones.

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    1. Welcome Onomiroro and thanks for the kind words

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  23. How right you are, Margie... and how beautifully you're saying it. Thank you! :-)

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    1. Oh, thank you, so much, Vesper .. I appreciate that!

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  24. Time is indeed a precious gift.

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    1. ladyfi ..oh, yes!
      Thanks for the visit ...

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  25. What a lovely poem and picture.
    Thank you for your words!

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  26. What a beautiful poem. Blessings... :)

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  27. friendship is when you take away the feeling and the passion in every relationship and you find out you still care for that person nice poem

    pls follow me www.braveheartnaija.blogspot.com

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  28. hey Angel where's your new one, or maybe you put it on your other blog, i'm back xoxoxox

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    1. Hey Beautiful Lorraine
      You saw it ...LOL
      xoxo

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  29. The gift of time...so precious! And today I am taking the time to catch up on my favourite blogs.

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    1. Thanks dear Martha for the kind words and visit

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  30. Beautiful! So true and thought-provoking. Thank you Margie!

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    1. Many thanks Bethany ... always so nice to have you stop by.

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

-Ruth Ann Schabacker