Real generosity to the future
is giving all to what is present
The other day, I was bustling from one end of my garden to other
(yes- bustling- that is the only word for it)
Behind me- talking a mile a minute and trying to keep up
was my seven year old granddaughter
I heard snippets of her chatter
Smiled a grandmotherly smile on appropriate occassions
came to my senses!
I am her grandma!
I am supposed to be hanging on her every word
What was I doing bustling (yes- that is the word)
When this moment with her would never come again.
We planted marigolds
We watched the birds in the birdbath
Too soon, it was time for her to go
and I went back to bustling
but just until she returns
because when someone is with you
now is all you have to give
and that's poetiquejustis
I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.