Monday, May 4, 2009


I Know Something Good About You

Wouldn't this old world be better,
If the folks we meet would say,
'I know something good about you',
And then treat us just that way.

Wouldn't it be fine and dandy,
If each handclasp warm and true,
Carried with it this assurance,
'I know something good about you'.

Wouldn't things here be more pleasant,
If the good that's in all,
Were the only things about us,
That folks bothered to recall.

Wouldn't life be lots more happy,
If we'd praise the good we see,
For there's such a lot of goodness,
In the worst of you and me.


Wouldn't it be nice to practice,
This fine way of thinking too--
'You know something good about me,
I know something good about you!'

~Author unknown~

12 comments:

J.J. said...

That is so true. Thanks for sharing it!

Alicia said...

YES! That is a GREAT Idea. Thanks! Such words of wisdom coming from your blog...

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Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

Love it! That is very cool! Love the way it makes me think.

Jan the crazy lady said...

Yes it would. All of it :)

Sara said...

I loved that poem, so true! A great way to start out a Monday!
Have a great day
Sara

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Loved the poem...what a great Monday jump starter. I have my giveaway up...come over and enter.

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

So sweet! THanks for sharing! You are filling MY bucket!!

~Becca

Sare said...

I LOVE THIS NEW BUCKET THING!!! WOW!!!!

Sher said...

I heard you were doing the bucket fillers for this month. I love that it's been tossed around so many different places (I had it in January).
I'm looking forward to see what you do with it!

Emily said...

This is one of my very favorite poems. Thanks for sharing it with me again.

Cadance said...

♥ looking for the "good" in life! That is why somedays I just have to turn the news off...it distracts from this way of thinking!