Thursday, April 23, 2020


I have finally been sorting through boxes of my grandma's things.  And while doing so I found a poem written by Jeanette Van Der Swaag called 'What Have We Done Today?'  It struck me that she, my grandma, must have answered each question with things that she had done because that was who she was...always sharing her love, her care and whatever she had that someone needed.

Much is to be done in the years to come,
But what have we done today?
We shall give our aid in a gentle way,
But what did we give today?
We shall lift one's burdens and help one's wrongs,
We shall cheer them by singing one of their favorite songs,
We shall speak the words of love and cheer.
But what did we speak today?

We shall be so kind during the coming years,
But what have we been today?
We shall bring a smile to a lonely life,
But what have we brought today?
We shall give to the poor a helping hand,
When in their troubles we shall stand,
We shall feed the hunger souls of the earth,
But what have we fed today?

We shall reap many joys in the years to come,
But what have we sown today?
In the sky our mansions we will build,
But what have we built today?
Right here, right now, do we do our task?
Yet, this is the thing our souls must ask,
"What have we done today?

Keep safe and stay well...
Talk with you tomorrow...