Sunday, November 10, 2013

What Have We Done Today?

We shall do much in the years to come,
 But what have we done today?
 We shall give our gold in a princely sum,
But What have we done today?
We shall lift the heart and dry the tear,
 we shall plant a hope in the place of fear,
We shall speak the words of love and cheer,
But what did we speak today?
We shall be so kind in the after while,
But have we been today?
We shall bring to each lonely life a smile,
But have we brought today?
We shall give to truth a grander birth,
And to steadfast faith a deeper worth,
We shall feed the hungering souls of earth,
But whom have we brought today?
We shall reap such joys in the by and by,
But what have we sown today?
We shall build us mansions in the sky,
But what have we built today?
'Tis sweet in the idle dreams to bask:
But here and now, do we our task?
Yet, this is the thing our souls must ask,
What have we done today?
----Nixon Waterman
This is such a beautiful poem and it really causes reflection. What have I done today?
Amy Jo


  1. Hi Amy Jo: It gives us all pause to think..Happy Weekend and thank you so much for your kind words to me and see, that was what you did today and I appreciate it..Judy

  2. Very nice Amy Jo. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. Lovely! Thank you for a sweet reminder to not live in the future, but to make a difference today

    Lesley x

  4. Yes, it's so true that it is easy to be full of good intentions and to put it off till tomorrow, Lovely poem!
    Love ya always,
    aunt Teresa

  5. Those are adorable pictures and a wonderful poem. I try to accomplish something every day...They slip by so quickly!



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