Just One

I love quotes; always have.  In fact, the last time I saw my mum, she handed me a tattered notebook of mine that I had kept through my teenage years full of quotes and short poems.  As I flicked through it, it did make me wonder how my philosophy and beliefs have not changed much at all.  Perhaps we do truly know who we are and who we should be, yet life seems to colour that view somehow.

As I leave you with that thought, here is a poem I came across in my collection.  The author is unknown:

One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.

One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal

One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.

One step must start each journey.
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.

One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what’s true,

One life can make a difference,
You see, it’s up to you!