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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Water's Edge at Cane Creek Falls


Drop a Pebble in the Water,
 just a splash, and it is gone;



But there's half-a-hundred ripples 
circling on and on and on,




Spreading, spreading from the center, 
flowing on out to the sea.





And there is no way of telling 
where the end is going to be.

 

 
Drop a pebble in the water; 
in a minute you forget,




But there's little wave a-flowing, 
and there's ripples circling yet,




And those little wave a-flowing 
to a great big wave have grown;



 
You've disturbed a mighty river 
just by dropping in a stone.

 



 Drop an unkind word, or careless; 
in a minute it is gone,
But there's half a-hundred ripples 
circling on and on and on.

 


 They keep spreading, spreading, 
spreading from the center as they go,
And there is no way to stop them, 
once you've started them to flow.





Drop an unkind word or careless; 
in a minute you forget;
But there's little wave a-flowing, 
and there's ripples circling yet,

 


And perhaps in some sad heart, 
a mighty wave of tears you've stirred,
And disturbed a life was happy 
ere you dropped that unkind word.


 
  

Drop a word of cheer and kindness; 
just a flash and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples 
circling on and on and on,

  
  
Bearing hope and joy and comfort 
on each splashing, dashing wave;



 Till you wouldn't believe the volume 
of the one kind word you gave.

 
 Drop a word of cheer and kindness; 
in a minute you forget;
But there's gladness still a-swelling, 
and there's joy a-circling yet,

 
 
And you've rolled a wave of comfort 
whose sweet music can be heard,

 

Over miles and miles of water, 
just by dropping one kind word!
~ James W. Foley






Live your Authentic Life ~ Be the Real You!

Blessings,

Martha



3 comments:

Word in the Hand said...

Lovely words, lovely photos. mx

Kathy said...

this is wonderful Martha!

LaPouyette said...

Oh Martha, cannot find the right words to describe what I fell looking these of your pictures!!! Powerful, beautiful, natural... Would love to stroll with you over the country side to discover together the beauty of nature and to share the special moments with you!

You have THE eye for it!

xxxkarin