A Life Worth Living

I was taught at an early age
To live a life of kindness
Compassion… Caring…
A life of value and worth

I’m a Preacher’s kid
Brought up in the church
My Dad was a writer of God’s words
The best speaker I have ever heard

I learned my prayer before bed:
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I should die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take

I learned my prayer before a meal:
God is Great and God is Good
And we thank Him for our food
By His Goodness all are fed
Give us Lord our daily bread

The foundations set in my early years
Have guided my through my life
I’ve made mistakes like humans do
Mistakes that have made me stronger and wiser

My life has not been all peaches and cream
But I’ve done what I could and offered my hand
I’ve always helped others along the way
And have never regretted the path I have taken

I think my Dad and Mom would be proud
Of the son they raised and the man I’ve become
I am who I am because of their love
And hope that I’ve lived a life worth living

©Walt Page 2018

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Walt’s Writings First Christmas

     I have so many thoughts about Christmas this year. It has always been very important to me, since we celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. Like many others, I also enjoy the music, the light displays and decorations, the cards and wishes from friends and family and the softness that seems to permeate our world.

     Christmas is a time for family and friends, a time for giving and a time for special memories. As I celebrate my first Christmas for my blog, Walt’s Writings,

     I celebrate all of you, my friends, followers and fellow bloggers. You have accepted me into your community of writers and poets and I have made many wonderful friends and learned much from all of you. Yes, the photo above is really me, and I call it Santa Cool!

     The most treasured Christmas gifts are not material things, but gifts of listening, of showing kindness, and of giving time. You have given all of these to me, The magic of Christmas to me is not in the presents, but in the friendship and acceptance that you have shown my writing and poetry. Christmas magic is silent. You don’t hear it, you feel it, you know it and you believe in it. You have believed in me. I have felt it and I know it. For that, I am forever grateful.

     I hope that all of you get to spend time with people you love this Christmas and that you do something that makes you happy. May the magic and heavenly gifts of Christmas gladden and fill your hearts with joyful songs, cheerfulness and laughter. Do as much good as you can, as long as you can, any way you can, wherever you can, for anyone you can, until you no longer can. Merry Christmas dear friends!

©Walt Page 2017

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