Old Chinese Proverb

"Flowers Leave Their Fragrance
On The Hand That Bestows Them"

This old Chinese proverb,
If practiced each day,
Would change the whole world
In a wonderful way.

Its truth is so simple,
It's so easy to do,
And it works every time
And successfully, too.


For you can't do a kindness
Without a reward,
Not in silver nor gold
But in joy from the Lord.

You can't light a candle
To show others the way
Without feeling the warmth
Of that bright little ray.


And you can't pluck a rose,
All fragrant with dew,
Without part of its fragrance
Remaining with you.

~ Helen Steiner Rice ~


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