Take time to think of a neighbour;
your daily chores will wait.
It might be the only nice-thing in her day;
just knowing you stopped at her gate.
You never know what lies ahead
as the years speed swiftly by;
Some day it could be you, alone -
waiting for someone to say "Hi".
Take time from your life that's
do a kindness while you can.
Your steps will be lighter, your day will be brighter
just for helping your fellow man.
Two lives will be changed from
a brief encounter -
yours and the one to whom you gave;
Like an angel on earth, you shared life - gave hope;
it's not only a neighbour who was saved.
That's what life is all about -
giving time to another;
He won't forget and neither will you -
you treated him as a brother.
Joan Adams Burchell
November 29, 2004