Monday, October 26, 2009

~ Heart Gifts ~

At the dawn of each new day, we are blessed once again with life. What we do with this gift, is our choice.
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~ Heart Gifts ~
It's not the things that can be bought
That are life's richest treasures,
It's just the little 'heart gifts'
That money cannot measure ~
A cheerful smile, a friendly word
A sympathetic nod
All priceless little treasures
From the storehouse of our God
There are the things that can't be bought
With silver or with gold
For thoughtfulness & kindness
And love are never sold ~
They are the priceless things in life
For which no one can pay
And the giver finds rich recompense
In giving them away.
(~ Helen Steiner Rice ~)


  1. oooohhh...I am a firm believer in heart gifts..but have never read this before...thank you for sharing it.

  2. Very beautiful and so true.

  3. Oh PeanutButter,
    How beautiful is this. I so love it. I will be keeping this forever in my heart. I thank you so much for sharing this with me today.

    Gifts from the heart are the BEST. Especially with a heart of pure GOLD, like you.

    I love you, Cherry Jelly

  4. Hi Marydon

    Thank you for your kind words today. God's people really need to hold each other up right now, not tear each other down. I hope that your day gets better and that you will feel His arms wrapped around you.


  5. Thank you so much for all your kind words, thoughts, and prayers during this horrible ordeal. Our family appreciates them, and is thankful to have you in our lives. I want to also thank you for being there for my mom during this trying time, you are the only one who gets her, and your a wonderful friend. God bless.

    Fairy hugs,

  6. Hi Marydon!!! Heart Gifts are the very best and they last the longest don't they! Always leaving a sweet memory forever...have a great day my friend, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  7. Marydon ~ You always have such beautiful insight that truly touches the heart. It's nice to read your positive messages. Thank you.

  8. Beautiful post today, Marydon. Thank you for blessing my heart with this wonderful poem! Have a beautiful week! Vicki

  9. So beautiful Marydon! Thank you... Bisous... Julie Marie

  10. Peanut Butter,
    I just wanted to stop by and thank you for the beautiful comment on my blog about the poem that I wrote for Amy Dawn.

    You have helped remind me all the way that life is short, live today as if it were your last day, and to never take one second for granted. You have shared many things with me my friend and for that I will always be so grateful.

    I love you my precious friend. I will love you forever and to eternity. Thank you for my hugs and love, I have been feeling them today. All my love, Cherry Jelly

  11. That is so cool, I couldn't stop rolling my mouse up and down over that picture, very cool.
    Helen Steiner Rice has written some of my favourite poems, even as a teenager I used to read her books which was very uncool!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving kind comments!

  12. That was wonderful!!

    Thanks for coming by for a visit.
    I like how you summed up my post:
    "short, sweet, and to the point."
    That is how men like it.


    barbara jean

  13. I hadn't heard the term, but I love "heart gifts".

  14. Great post! Heart gifts! Lovely words - so true. And I love your music too! Had to stay and read a lot more than I thought I would because I just love Ave Maria!

  15. Stopping by to say Hi :)
    Thank you for your sweet comment today :)
    candy :)

  16. And you are a great giver of heart gifts. Many thanks, Marydon

  17. Hi Marydon,
    Beautiful, TRUE, and worded just PERFCT !! Appreciate,and cherish each day we are blessed with !! He keeps us going for a reason !! You are always so uplifting !! May you continually feel blessed and loved ~
    hugs ~tea~xo

  18. Oh I just adore Helen Steiner Rice. What an eloquent woman. Thank you for this blessing.

  19. Beautiful poem Marydon. Such wonderful sentiments and reminder that we need to give ourselves to others!
    Blessings, and have a wonderful week!

  20. Marydon,

    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful, timely reminder! Helen Steiner Rice is one of my favorites.

    Blessings to you this day ♥

  21. Oh so true and beautifully stated! It is these gifts from the heart that touch our souls and remain with us forever. Marydon, thank you so much for sharing this today...perfect!

  22. I always laughed at HSR's huge hats, but her poetry touched many lives. I guess the moral of this is "you can wear whatever you like if you have a caring heart."

    Thanks for sharing,
    Audience of ONE

  23. Hi Marydon. What a beautiful post. And you my friend, has a heart of gold. :) I hope you have a wonderful evening.