Tag Archives: generousity

The Only Time

16 Nov

It’s not very humble of me to say it, but I’m I’m very generous. I was raised to always offer help without waiting to be asked, and never expect anything in return. I’m a gift giver as well, and when I give, I never expect anything in return. HOWEVER, what I’ve observed for most of my life is that a majority of people aren’t immediately accepting of these kinds of gestures of thoughtfulness and caring. Some genuinely didn’t want to inconvenience me by taking up my time (it’s amazing how many people feel as though they’re a burden on others) and the ugly truth is that many of them are too selfish to allow another person to be selfless. One of my best friends growing up was an extremely cheap & selfish person who was always worried about “owing” me whenever I would give a gift such as on a birthday or Christmas, even though I made it clear I expected nothing in return. I’ve come to realize that even if you strive to be selfless and serve others, a lot of people won’t take you up on your gesture, and even discourage it to soothe their own conscience. It’s then and only then that warriors don’t care, and do what they feel in their hearts is right anyway.

The Only Time

The passion of a warrior
Is always paramount
They never utter, “I don’t care”
Except on one account:

Often times when we do go
The extra mile for
Another to do something nice
That person will implore

“You shouldn’t have, I can’t accept
Don’t worry, I decline”
The warrior will not retract
And say, “Ok, that’s fine”

It’s when another won’t welcome
A gesture of goodwill
That warriors say, “I don’t care
I’m offering it still”

The world is filled with selfish people
Who offer so little
Because the few times when we give
Most people just belittle

They don’t appreciate or they
Think the price is too high
The gesture is revoked which leaves
The giver asking “Why?”

“Why should I offer my help?
Why should I strive to dare?
Why should I go out on limbs?
Why should I even care?”

ALWAYS care except for when
Someone won’t let you give
In selfless service is how we
Were all designed to live

The only time we should not care
Is when someone says, “No
I cannot accept this from you
Too much will I then owe

And even if there is no debt
The cost to you’s too great”
A warrior won’t let someone
Diffuse their selfless trait

“I don’t care,” is what they say
Do with it as you please
It’s no concern of mine if my
Caring causes unease

Throw it in the garbage or
Sell it or give away
The gesture’s what’s important, not
The reply that you say”

Many will not let you give
While asking nothing back
Their selfish hearts won’t understand
How you yourself do lack

The need to even up, pay back
To make everything square
So when they try to hold you back
Just tell them, “I don’t care”

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Angel Hair

19 Sep

Angel Hair

There is a charity up north
Called Angel Hair for Kids
They provide underprivileged tykes
With no hair with new lids

Little boys and girls who’ve lost
Their locks because of cancer
For those who can’t afford a wig
Angel Hair is the answer

When I heard about this cause
I knew there was no choice
I’m donating a foot of hair
And using my deep voice

To spread the word about their cause
To folks around the land
TV, radio and web
And try to lend a hand

But when I chop my ponytail
Is solely up to you
The audience now reading this
Should step up and help too

My goal is to raise two thousand
Dollars for a great cause
The Canadian Cancer Society
And that’s because

They are an organization
That helps all those who fight
The horrible disease that has
Drained so many of might

They bring hope to those who continue
To never give in
And honor the memory of those
Who fought but didn’t win

It’s a busy world and there’s
Not much time to reflect
Many people don’t care until
Cancer does affect

Themselves or one of their loved ones
Until it’s close to home
This message isn’t for those folks
It’s for those with a comb

Who brush their hair every morning
And do not think about
The little kids who’ve lost their own
Because it’s fallen out

This message is for people who
Have not lost mom or dad
To breast or prostate cancer yet
For folks who aren’t yet sad

So if you think that this cause sounds
Like a very good mission
Do not wait ‘till later to
Contribute your addition

Go to MichaelMercy.com
Scroll down to find the link
To where you can donate and show
That you too are in sync

With people who care for all those
Who are less fortunate
That you will offer your help to
All those who’ll never quit

If you’d like to donate by Paypal, please visit www.michaelmercy.com
scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the Donate button.

If you would like to donate by Visa, Mastercard, or American Express
please visit http://convio.cancer.ca/goto/michaelmercy
and click on the “Make a donation” link in the progress thermometer.

To learn how you can donate to Angel Hair for Kids, visit http://www.acvf.ca/index.php/our-programs/angel-hair-for-kids/

Thank you for your support!