Just Saying wants to hear from you…

We are looking for inspiring stories, to encourage our readers. Tell us about a special holiday memory that you have, or about how you give generously to others during the Christmas season, or how someone has generously given to you. I encourage you to be creative by writing a story or possibly a poem. Send us your contribution, along with a picture of yourself, to cheryl@justsaying.today by December 27, 2017. You could be featured in our January, 2018 edition of Just Saying!

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Alan Morissette responded to the challenge from last month’s Just Saying wants to hear from you…

Here is a favourite Poem of Alan Morissette, written by George Herbert.

The Pulley

When God at first made man,

Having a glass of blessings standing by,

“Let us,” said he, “pour on him all we can.

Let the world’s riches, which dispersèd lie,

Contract into a span.”

So strength first made a way;

Then beauty flowed, then wisdom, honour, pleasure.

When almost all was out, God made a stay,

Perceiving that, alone of all his treasure,

Rest in the bottom lay.

“For if I should,” said he,

“Bestow this jewel also on my creature,

He would adore my gifts instead of me,

And rest in Nature, not the God of Nature;

So both should losers be.

“Yet let him keep the rest,

But keep them with repining restlessness;

Let him be rich and weary, that at least,

If goodness lead him not, yet weariness

May toss him to my breast.”