I found this cutout poem from 1987 in my grandmother’s bible:
Whatever you give away today – or think or say or do
Will multiply about tenfold – and then return to you
It may not come immediately – nor from the obvious source
But the LAW applies unfailingly 0 through some invisible force.
Whatever you feel about another – be it love or hate or passion
Will surely bounce right back to you – in some clear or secret fashion.
If you speak about some person – a word of praise or two
Soon tens of other people – will speak kind words of you.
Our thoughts are broadcasts of the soul – not secrets of the brain
Kind ones bring us happiness – petty ones unfold pain.
Giving words as surely – as reflections in a mirror
If hate you send, hate you’ll get back – but loving brings love nearer.
Remember as you start his day – and duty crowds your mind
That kindness comes so quickly back – to those who first are kind!
Let that thought and this one – direct you through each day – – –
The only things we ever keep – are things we give away.