Bits and pieces of the lyrics of that old Shaker song have been going 'round in my head all day today...
- 'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free,
- 'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
- And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
- 'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
'Tis the gift to have friends and a true friend to be,
'Tis the gift to think of others not to only think of "me"
And when we hear what others really think and really feel,
Then we'll all live together with a love that is real.
Trying to keep it simple this holiday season.
Trying to be a true friend.
Trying to listen.