Friday, September 4, 2009

Helen Steiner Rice

One of my favorite poets is Helen Steiner Rice. She was a remarkable woman and her poems, essays and quotes are so cheerful and inspiring. The Home & Holidays website has a great list of Helen Steiner Rice poems. Here is one of my favorites penned by Mrs. Rice (I don't know the title of this poem. Do you?):

Time is not measured
by the years that you live
But by the deeds that you do
and the joy that you give.
And each day as it comes
brings a chance to each one
To love to the fullest,
leaving nothing undone.
That would brighten the life
or lighten the load
Of some weary traveler
lost on life's road.
So what does it matter
how long we may live
If as long as we live
we unselfishly give.

I have found this unselfish/giving attitude among so many wonderful bloggers. I've been prayed for and taught and gifted so much. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. :)
Have a great 3 day weekend and if you are traveling



lori vliegen said...

hi tess! beautiful rice is one of my favorites, too! have a wonderful weekend! :)

Martha Lever said...

Hi Tess! Thanks for your comment today! And I love this poem and it is so true. Have a wonderful holiday weekend, Tess!

Marilyn said...

Hi, Tess! Lovely poem:)

This is the link to the tutorial that you were asking me about:

I hope you're having a great holiday weekend! Take care~

cheryl said...

Oh Tess.. she is one of my favorites! My memory of her goes back to my teenage years. I could always find a card of hers that was fitting for any ocassion. Thank you for sharing her poem with us (and the link).

Keep shining! Love, Cheryl always, I'm thrilled when I see you've visited me via my blog. ..glad the "net" has brought us together.