From Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul


Life is given as a gift,
So wonderful and new.
We need to live it day to day,
Being careful as we do.
For life can give us many years,
Or only months or days.
Each moment must be savored,
And used in special ways.
Stop and take a moment,
To help the poorer man.
Or teach a child something,
Lend a helping hand.
Small things take but minutes,
And one thing is plain to see:
Great rewards return to you.
Give the best of life; it’s free.

Meghan Beardsley, sixteen

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