Friday, January 1, 2016

The Gift-Wrap and The Jewel

 By Wanda B. Goines, she is 92!
Watch the video - it is so very touching!

Wanda B. Goines is a precious 92-year old women who shared great wisdom through a poem she wrote and recited to her caretaker, Kathryn Clausnitzer Wilson.  Kathryn loved the poem so much that she recorded Wanda reciting the poem and shared it on Facebook.  With over 4.5 million view and 187,000 shares, Wanda's sweet poem went viral!

I looked in the mirror and what did I see, 
but a little old lady peering back at me. 

With bags and sags and wrinkles and wispy white hair, 
and I asked my reflection, how did you get there? 

You once were straight and vigorous and now you’re stooped and weak. 
When I tried so hard to keep you from becoming an antique. 

My reflection’s eyes twinkled as she solemnly replied, 
you’re looking at the gift wrap and not the jewel inside. 

A living gem and precious of unimagined worth. 
Unique and true, the real you, the only you on earth. 

The years that spoil your gift wrap with other things more cruel, 
should purify and strengthen and polish up that jewel. 

So focus your attention on the inside, not the out, 
on being kinder, wiser, more content, and more devout. 

Then when your gift wrap is stripped away, 
your jewel will be set free to radiate 
God’s glory throughout eternity.

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