…of perplexities, complexities & simple gifts…

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…”Queen urged to save Union as Scotland appears on brink of voting for independence”…”Apple watch steals show from iPhone 6 at major product blitz”…”Financial stress acute for striking BC teachers”…

As the world turns, the headlines of time & place seem to tell of upheaval uncertainty & unexpected.

So what’s new, some might say thinking that’s par for the course in daily life for our century.

Indeed, our day by day can be inundated with perplexities and complexities.

An old song, I first learned in my youth goes like this:

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come ’round right

And later apparently, some words have been added:

‘Tis the gift to be loved and that love to return,
‘Tis the gift to be taught and a richer gift to learn,
And when we expect of others what we try to live each day,
Then we’ll all live together and we’ll all learn to say,

‘Tis the gift to have friends and a true friend to be,
‘Tis the gift to think of others not to only think of “me”,
And when we hear what others really think and really feel,
Then we’ll all live together with a love that is real.

Tis the gift to be loving, tis the best gift of all
Like a quiet rain it blesses where it falls
And with it we will truly believe
Tis better to give than it is to receive.

Cheers to a wonderful Wednesday that “comes ’round right’!!…

Simple gifts!

Bestowed/Celebrated

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