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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Helen Steiner Rice's 10 Commandments

I have always loved the poetry of Helen Steiner Rice. I have never found another's poems quite like hers. So here is a little something to share with you all.
The personal commandments of Helen Steiner Rice emphasized optimism:
1. Thou shalt be happy
2. Thou shalt use thy talents to make others glad.
3. Thou shalt rise above defeat and trouble.
4. Thou shalt look upon each day as a new day.
5. Thou shalt always do thy best and leave the rest to God.
6. Thou shalt not waste thy time and energy in useless worry.
7. Thou shalt look only on the bright side of life.
8. Thou shalt not be afraid of tomorrow.
9. Thou shalt have a kind word and a kind deed for everyone.
10. Thou shalt say each morning -- I am a child of God and nothing can hurt me.

6 comments:

Linda said...

Kathleen, what a lovely way to start my day. This poem is beautiful and wonderful words to live by....hugs, Linda

Farm Chick Paula said...

Those are all wonderful reminders. I need to put that list up somewhere!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Wow, Helen is so right. I love how she reminds us to do our best and leave the rest to God. Great poem.
Patricia :o)

PS: Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my post. It made my day!

Noman said...

wow ! what a reminder !

i m shock that anyone can think like this !

superb mate !


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Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Amen! Beautiful sentiment of the things that are good and things we should be doing! Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Pam said...

Oh, I like this so much- I want to post this somewhere where I can see it often..thank you for posting this!
Blessings,
Pam