The World is Mine

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Marte Cliff Copywriting
Going through old emails, I found a poem a friend sent me last year.
 
It seemed worth sharing...
 
Just this morning, as I was about to leave the rest room at our local grocery store, a woman started to come in the door. She just stood there, looking confused. Finally she pulled her sunglasses from the top of her head and put them on, saying something like "Oh, now I know..." Then she moved into the room and away from the door.
 
I just said good morning and smiled as I started toward the door. She was standing by the wall by then and she said "I hope you have a good morning. And thank you for the smile."
 
It made me wonder about her situation - and wonder if too few people smiled at her.
 
 
 
The World is Mine
Today, upon a bus,
I saw a very beautiful woman
And wished I were as beautiful.
When suddenly she rose to leave,
I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and used a crutch.
But as she passed, she passed a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two legs; the world is mine.
 
I stopped to buy some candy.
The lad who sold it had such charm.
I talked with him, he seemed so glad.
If I were late, it'd do no harm.
And as I left, he said to me,
"I thank you, you've been so kind.
It's nice to talk with folks like you.
You see," he said, "I'm blind."
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two eyes; the world is mine.
 
Later while walking down the street,
I saw a child I knew.
He stood and watched the others play,
but he did not know what to do.
I stopped a moment and then I said,
"Why don't you join them dear?"
He looked ahead without a word.
I forgot, he couldn't hear.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two ears; the world is mine.
 
With feet to take me where I'd go.
With eyes to see the sunset's glow.
With ears to hear what I'd know.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I've been blessed indeed, the world is mine.
 
If this poem makes you feel thankful, just forward it to your friends. After
all, it's just a simple reminder that we have so much to be thankful for!
 
Give the gift of love. It never comes back empty!
 
God has truly blessed us!
Author Unknown
 
If you need help, ask God. If you don't, thank God".
 
 
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Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson It took a while, but I have now come to a place where I can be grateful for the short while we had Murphy in our lives. I can now remember with joy for those wonderful memories.

You'll get there too - then you'll still miss him, but it will be easier.

Aug 03, 2019 03:28 PM #7
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! We can do so much with a small gesture that costs us nothing - that's pretty amazing.

Aug 03, 2019 03:30 PM #8
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Thanks very much Marte. I appreciate your kindness and support.

Aug 03, 2019 03:39 PM #9
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You have it, Sheila Anderson - I know what you're going through.

Aug 03, 2019 03:50 PM #10
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Kathy Streib
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HI Marte- We all walk around with the poor pitiful me's  (was I supposed to put an apostrophe there?) at times but when I started heading in that direction I remind myself of all that I have, not material things but the people in my life, what I've experienced, my health, etc. 

Aug 03, 2019 04:25 PM #11
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Marte,

Thank you for sharing this, I just shared it with a beloved family member.

Aug 03, 2019 06:37 PM #12
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Give the gift of love. It never comes back empty!
 
Indeed it does not
 
Aug 04, 2019 02:33 AM #13
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Marte... this poem brought tears to my eyes. Most of us have very little to "cry about." And it was a great reminder of that.

Aug 04, 2019 07:37 AM #14
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Kathy Streib Yes, we can be grateful for all of that - and the material things as well. We need only think of the homeless to be thankful for a warm bed, hot water in the shower, and food in the pantry.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson So true - and so easy to give.

 

Aug 04, 2019 07:44 AM #15
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Nina Hollander That's right - most of us have little to cry about and much to smile about. We just need to stop and adjust our focus now and then.

Aug 04, 2019 07:47 AM #16
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Oh, that's so powerful, Marte! I'm so glad you shared this as it really does make you stop and think of all that we have to be thankful for. 

Aug 12, 2019 11:06 PM #17
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Marte Cliff -  I am sorry I missed this the first time around.  The words in the poem as so powerful.  I am so thankful!

Aug 17, 2019 07:25 AM #18
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - Yes, there is always much to be thankful for.

Grant Schneider I spend a little time thinking about that every day.

Aug 17, 2019 09:48 AM #19
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Hi Marte:

What a wonderful poem, and a powerful message about being kind, and grateful for what we have.

Jeff

Aug 17, 2019 12:55 PM #20
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good afternoon Marte Cliff ,

I'm so glad that Carol Williams featured your post in her Second Chance Saturday. We take so many things for gratitude..we do need to take more time in the day to really feel gratitude and realized how blessed we are.

Aug 17, 2019 01:40 PM #21
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Thanks Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - I agree that we take too many things for granted. Sometimes I start my morning with giving thanks for my shower - it leads to a long list when I think about how many people and how much effort took place in order for me to turn that knob and get hot water. Think of all the people in this world - in this country - who don't have that small luxury.

Aug 17, 2019 03:37 PM #22
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Hi Marte Cliff it's so easy to be kind in such simple ways to everyone in our world day to day. I feel incredibly appreciative of the life I'm living - truly blessed!

Aug 18, 2019 02:24 PM #23
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I agree, Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 - it really is easy.

Aug 18, 2019 02:37 PM #24
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Kat Palmiotti
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What a beautiful poem. Being grateful for what we do have is the key to being happy.

Aug 19, 2019 03:57 PM #25
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I believe that, Kat Palmiotti. We cannot be happy with more if we don't appreciate what we have right now. And... if we aren't grateful for what we have, the universe will not likely bring us more. 

Aug 19, 2019 04:45 PM #26
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