Appreciation

If anyone has inspired you, or helped you in any way, don’t keep it secret.  Tell him about it.
— Frank Bettger

He that receives a good turn should never forget it, and he who does one should never remember.

Little souls delight in fault-finding; big ones in appreciating. Mean folk are always minus folk; it is the great hearts who are the plus ones. They add to life and make it richer; they call out all that is best within us by the sunshine of their appreciation. — Smith Wigglesworth

Give Now

Give the flowers to the living,
Let sweet fragrance fill the air;
Blessings follow with the giving,
Pure and sweet as lily fair.
Give the toilers oft a token
Of the love you would bestow;
Shower blessings on the living:–
If you love them, tell them so.

Give the flowers to the living,
Give them honour, love and cheer;
Let them see appreciation
Of their labours while they’re here.
Give encouragement and praises
To the worthy ones you meet:
Sweetest blossoms for the living
Strew the path for weary feet.

Give the flowers to the living
Scatter blossoms on life’s way;
You will see the glad thanksgiving
Beaming heav’nward day by day.
Like the loving Magdalena,
Giving all she could bestow,
Shower blessings on the living;–
If you love them, tell them so.

Music, flowers, sunny hours,
For the toilers here below;
Give the flowers to the living;–
If you love them, tell them so.

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Why

Why do we wait till a person’s gone
Before we tell his worth?
Why do we wait, why not tell him now
He’s the finest man on earth?
Why do we wait till a person’s gone
to sent him flowers galore,
When a single rose would have meant so much
If we’d taken it to his door?

Why do we wait till he cannot hear
The good things that we might say?
Why put it off, why not tell him now
And share in his joy today?
Of course we’re busy, that’s our excuse,
But why, oh why do we wait
To tell a person our love for him
Until it becomes too late?