Saturday, October 13, 2007

Gentle Words

Dear Children,

Here are a few lines from a book that I borrowed for my reading from Suresh and Prasanna. Suresh, Prasanna, Rahul and Deetya are doing well.

What the dew is to the flowers,
Gentle words are to the soul,
And the blessing to the giver,
And so dear to the receiver,
We should never withhold.

Gentle words, kindly spoken,
Often soothe the troubled mind,
While links of love are broken
By the words that are unkind.

Then O, thou gentle spirit,
My constant guardian be,
" Do on to the others, " be my motto,
" as I'd have them do to me."

With Love, Amma-Naana