My Grandfathers Collection

My Grandfathers Collection


My Grandfather, Alan Beyea, lived into his 90’s.

A few months ago my Mum lent me some of the inspirational sayings and stories that he had collected over the years.

A Surprise
I was amazed as I read through the pages, I had no idea that my Grandfather had collected motivational poems, quotes and articles. Actually he never really expressed any positive expressions. He was a man of a few words, so you can imagine my surprise as I read through this collection. Perhaps my love of inspirational quotes has been passed down from my Grandfather!

His pages are filled with wisdom of wonderful stories, poems and quotes – inspirational words that should be shared. So I thought this week I would share one of the poems that he had collected. It is called “At Day’s End”. The author is not shown on his pages, but after searching the Internet I found John Hall wrote it.

At Day’s End by John Hall
Is anybody happier because you passed his way?
Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?
Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?
Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that’s slipping fast,
That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed.
Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said;
Does the man whose hopes were fading, now with courage look ahead?
Did you waste the day, or lose it? Was it well or sorely spent?
Did you leave a trail of kindness, or a scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber, do you think that God will say,
“You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?”

A Question We Should All Ask
Remember and be motivated by the first line of this inspirational poem, “is anybody happier because you passed his way” is really a question we should all remember as we start each day. Sometimes the smallest gesture can brighten someone’s day.

Thank You
So my thanks to my Grandfather for his collection and to my Mum who saved them all and for sharing them! Reading them brought a smile to my face!

Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
“To me, part of happiness is knowing that you have a true friend or friends that can help you through difficulties or challenges.” Robert Rivers

“We must never let a world vision blind us from seeing the people working right alongside us who need attention, care, love, affection and understanding.” K. P. Yohannan

“Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.” William Arthur Ward

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