They call me Alaurilee

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I've been writing poetry from the age of 12. It has, and always will be my outlet, my voice. Join me on my journey . . . I can write about almost anything. :) ~ Life doesn't come with a shiny new book; no users manual of answers to find with one look. Life comes with doors that open and shut; and paths laid before us to be followed or passed up. There's things we can learn and things we may teach; hearts that may find us and souls we may reach. Guaranteed on this journey are teacups of tears; and pains that might hurt us may age us by years. But the beauty of life, love, laughter and giving; come from serving hugs on a platter each and every day we're living. ~

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Gift of Spreading Joy

Spread a little joy,
dream a little dream.
Dance like no one's watching,
sing like you're seventeen.

Love with all your heart,
every chance you get.
Spread beautiful nuggets of joy,
gifts that they won't forget.

A simple smile . . . a warm hug.
New socks with no more holes.
A card when they're feeling ill.
New shoes with brand new soles.

A gallon of gas . . . a ride in the rain,
a chance to warm cold bones.
A second chance much needed,
helping those losing their homes.

Spreading joy is a beautiful thing
that starts out small like a seed;
but water it and watch it grow
with every blessed good deed.


Inspired by the beautiful heart of Marie also known as @spreadingJOY on twitter . . .

A little about Marie from her blog:
"I have a desire to make a difference. A HUGE Difference. Right now, financially, that is not possible so I'm concentrating on what I have and I'm giving that. I have time, I have a voice and I have a gift of gab. Well, maybe not a "gift" but I do enjoy talking. I'm just here to help people realize they can make a difference without breaking the bank! The coolest thing - when you give anything, YOU get so much more back than even the recipient gets. You should try it! Take the 30 day challenge and give 1 thing a day for 30 days and you'll see how wonderful you feel everyday!"

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