Lyn Paul

Gold Star - 24,342 Points (17.03.1965)

Gift Of Giving - Poem by Lyn Paul

Open your eyes
Open your heart
Give just a little
You will get such alot
Let the sunshine in
Even when there is rain
The warmth of your heart
Will warm someone elses
Two hands are better than one
One opened heart
Will welcome two warm hands
Open your heart
Love is not just romance
Love is... loving who you are
To love life
To love to give
Our journey in life
Is to open those eyes
Feel the beauty in your heart
Give the gift
The gift of giving



Copyright Reserved May 2014
LYN PAUL

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship, giving, hope, journey, love and life


Comments about Gift Of Giving by Lyn Paul

  • Annette Aitken (9/10/2016 9:35:00 AM)


    Your message in your writes are always so pure yet so powerfull....

    Annette
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  • Gary Liles (7/20/2016 5:39:00 AM)


    Beautifully written sentiments, small gestures are usually greatly received. Have a blessed day Lynn. ☺😊😀 (Report) Reply

  • (4/11/2016 11:50:00 PM)


    Spellbind poem, it deserve to be the poem of the day. Congratulations! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Snyder (4/11/2016 9:41:00 PM)


    What a warm and pleasant poem.This poem is definitely deserving of being recognized as 'poem of the day. A great poem from an awesome individual. Congrats Lyn! (Report) Reply

  • Norah Tunney (4/11/2016 6:01:00 PM)


    In the end all that matters is love
    Well done Lyn
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  • Bill Galvin (4/11/2016 5:46:00 PM)


    Lyn, well done... congratulations! Great sentiment, expressed simply and beautifully. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (4/11/2016 11:11:00 AM)


    Congrats Lyn. Well deserved! (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (4/11/2016 11:10:00 AM)


    Such a beautiful and positive poem that motivates us to be givers, Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince (4/11/2016 8:28:00 AM)


    Open your eyes
    Open your heart
    Give just a little
    Give the gift, the gift of giving.
    Oh, what a great world we could've had....
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  • (4/11/2016 7:34:00 AM)


    Loving life with open heart. Love yourself as well as others....nothing is greater than that. Congratulations for being poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (4/11/2016 5:23:00 AM)


    Open your eyes
    Open your heart
    Give just a little
    You will get such a
    Let the sunshine in
    Even when there is rain
    The warmth of your heart
    Will warm some one elses- - - - - - - Love is like sunshineLoving means loving life and and accepting what we are.Thanks for sharing the beautiful poem.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/11/2016 5:10:00 AM)


    Glad to have your poem as, poem of the day! Mine was read on the 8th of February this year. Yes! The gift of giving; with rhe joy of the heart. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (4/11/2016 5:02:00 AM)


    very nice poem; thanks for sharing. Congrats on being poet of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (4/11/2016 2:27:00 AM)


    There is no greater gift than love. Both to receive and give. (Report) Reply

  • (5/25/2015 4:45:00 AM)


    Very warm welcome words uplifting message indeed the gift of giving is sure needed in poorer lands we Ozzie's sure give lots and so we should...thanks for the gift of giving...regards (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (12/16/2014 1:07:00 AM)


    Open your eyes
    Open your heart
    Give just a little
    You will get such alot
    Let the sunshine in
    Even when there is rain
    The warmth of your heart
    Will warm someone elses- - - -So fantastic lines.Not for us only we live, we live for others too.
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  • Moto Wa (8/14/2014 6:22:00 PM)


    woow this poem is really amazing. it is teaching, so touching and inspiring. Well done Lyn. (Report) Reply

  • (7/30/2013 10:02:00 AM)


    Love is not just romance
    Love is... loving who you are
    To love life
    To love to give.. love these lines
    by giving, we share happiness, beauty and even sadness
    live feels easier if we share it with others
    read your poem reminds me of the words of the past, togetherness is our breath
    yeah, togetherness is our breath in life and giving is one way to keep our breath to stay and always alive
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  • Bri Edwards (7/29/2013 11:45:00 PM)


    oh! i forgot to offer a light-hearted poem i wrote entitled FUN-eral. i offer it here since lyn paul was/is in the funeral business. ;) (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (7/29/2013 11:39:00 PM)


    thank you for your gift. i have read some of the comments. yes, a lot of people have said it is better to give than receive. why? some people don't have as much to give or just don't have the personality to feel like giving. it doesn't make them inferior to the givers.
    i give some money and time to people or organizations i feel deserve my help. it DOES make me feel good/useful/meaningful. it is a way of making myself feel better about the time i spend on this earth. so we givers could at times be called selfish, but if wanting to feel self worth is selfish, then i am proud to call myself selfish! and it is NICE if the one who receives can be gracious (see definition #1 below) about it, but
    if they are not gracious [especially if they did not ASK to receive] then the giver has the option of not giving more. i know that i enjoy BOTH giving and receiving on poemhunter. :)

    gra·cious
    'graSH?s
    adjective
    adjective: gracious

    1.
    courteous, kind, and pleasant.
    smiling and gracious in defeat
    synonyms: courteous, polite, civil, chivalrous, well-mannered, mannerly, decorous; More
    tactful, diplomatic;
    kind, benevolent, considerate, thoughtful, obliging, accommodating, indulgent, magnanimous;
    friendly, amiable, cordial, hospitable
    a gracious hostess
    antonyms: rude
    elegant and tasteful, esp. as exhibiting wealth or high social status.
    the British painter specialized in gracious Victorian interiors
    synonyms: elegant, stylish, tasteful, graceful; More
    comfortable, luxurious, sumptuous, opulent, grand, high-class;
    informalswanky, plush
    gracious colonial buildings
    antonyms: shabby, crude
    2.
    (in Christian belief) showing divine grace.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 19, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 10, 2016


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