If your heart feels heavy, It may be weighted down, With the many precious gems You fail to pass around.
Diamonds are the loving words You always leave unsaid. Rubies are the seeds of joy That you refuse to spread.
Emerald are the helping hands Only offered grudgingly. Sapphires are alms not given To ease a fellowman's need.
Changing won't be easy And it may even smart. When you begin to mine those gems Embedded in your heart.
It will take a lot of practice Each and every day, Learning that neglected art Of giving yourself away.
First there'll be a secret fear You may be refused, Or sometimes deep resentments That you are being used.
But as you sow your precious gems Along life's many miles, You'll notice how they sparkle In people's happy smiles.
And your heart that was so heavy Will grow to twice its size, But be as light as a bird in flight As it soars up to the skies.
by Alice M. Antlsperger Copyright 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Transfers: I am not one of those people who refuse to transfer in or out of guidelines. State up front how and why you feel you should be the manager of the memorial. I will use my discretion, but as a general rule.... Ask and ye shall receive, unless you're 1 of those people who don't transfer out of guidelines". (I borrowed this from T.V.F.T.H) If you are one of those people the above poem is for you, please read it and take it to heart. I also don't like veiled threats. So please don't do that. It is so ugly. _______________________________
For transfer request, please go to edit. It will make it easier for both of us. If you have sent a correction addition etc. please be patient, and give me thirty days, to take care of your request. ATTENTION: I am going to remove my e-mail address, as I continue to receive Transfers,corrections, additions thru there, rather than thru edit as I have requested above. Please be sure to include the memorial number as it is time consuming to for members to have to look it up, when you could just as easily send it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please do not post a death certificate or an obituary in the photo section on any of the memorials I manage. The obituary should be typed and submitted to be entered in the bio. We want the memorials of those we loved to be as nice as possible.