Saturday, October 23, 2010

Blessed are they who are pleasant to live with---
Blessed are they who sing in the morning;
Whose faces have smiles for their early adorning;
Who come down to breakfast companioned by cheer;
Who don't dwell on troubles or entertain fear;
Whose eyes smile forth bravely; whose lips curve to say:
"Life, I salute you! Good morrow, new day!"
Blessed are they who are pleasant to live with---
Blessed are they who treat one another,
Though merely a sister, a father or brother,
With the very same courtesy they would extend
to a casual acquaintance or dearly loved friend;
Who choose for the telling encouraging things;
Who choke back the bitter, the sharp word that stings;
Who bestow love on others throughout the long day---
Pleasant to live with and blessed are they.
                                     Wilhelmina Stitch


Mevely317 said...

You know, this is good ... very good.
OK, I think I've the early morning smile and singing part down -- but goodness, I sure need to work on that part about bestowing love on others throughout the long day!

Whidbey Woman said...

Thanks for sharing this! Its so inspiring.

sarah said...

I totally agree with this....and I think being kind takes less energy than being unkind. Hope your weekend is going great. ☺

Joan said...

I agree Clif. Pleasant, happy people are much more enjoyable to be around.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Life is just easier when your pleasant, a smile can go a long way. I enjoyed reading this,thank-you.

Ruth said...

this is very inspiring... "choke back the bitter, the sharp word that stings." if all can do that!! I love this one!!


Debbie said...

I ABSOLUTELY love this. In fact, I may copy it and post it somewhere on my blog. Thank you! Just such good thoughts for your day. Hope you have a good one. BLESSINGS, Debbie

Karen June Miller said...

This is a lovely poem, Clif! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Smiles, KJ

Anonymous said...

Okay, this one I'm taking with me if you don't mind. I LOVE IT!! Should be on every wall of every home. I think I'll put it right by my bedside to see it first thing in the morning. This is so very inspiring and full of light and joy. Thank you so much for sharing it and thank you for stopping by my lavender fields of dreams. ;) Have a gorgeous Sunday!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Amen and AMEN! And it includes doing it even when you are VERY tired from traveling to enjoy grandkids - something I've been struggling with today so thank you for an excellent and timely reminder. :) Have a blessed week.

Dianne said...

Lots of wisdom here--thank you!

Donnie said...

Such a lovely post. We all benefit so much from Spiritual Sunday's. Have a blessed week.

Anonymous said...

Good Evening Clif, This was a beautiful and encouraging share tonight. I always appreciate your visits through Spiritual Sundays. Have a nice week.

Carolyn said...

Thank you....this is very beautiful and so true! How much it changes the mood of your own life as well as those we touch when we are pleasant to live with!!

Blessings, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine