Are You Withholding Blessings?

By Rich Clingman

Perhaps you are afraid to ask
For help on some important task.

Or maybe you’re reluctant to
Seek help for what you yourself can do.

When you don’t want to seem too needy
You’re being just a tad bit greedy.

For you’re withholding blessings from
The one whose gift could get it done.

A blessing it is to help one in need,
And you’ll be blessed if you take heed,

For every heart longs to live and grow
By having the love within it flow.

It’s not just the parent or the special boy
Who needs to fill each day with joy.

We others need to know life counts
And giving love removes all doubts.

Perhaps you feel you don’t deserve
What others give when they serve.

No one “deserves”, but that should not keep
The blessings that others, by helping you, reap.

Your child is a special gift
And other hearts his life can lift.

As your needs are made known in thoughtfulness,
Another life your gift will bless.

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