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I wish I May, I Wish I Might

Updated on October 16, 2015

Pangs Killer

Hunger pangs don't stop.

Wishing doesn't make it so.

People can you know.

A moment to act; a lifetime to remember.

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If I could but....


If I could but ease world hunger,

If I could stop the killings,

If I could ease the sufferings,

if I could, I would, I think.

I know I can't do all that needs doing.

I know I can't be everywhere.

I know I can't help everybody.

But I also know that where I am

I can help do something

for someone who needs me.

I know I need to give myself

when and where I can, or disobey

the Golden Rule I know by heart.

That man with head down upon that bench;

That child fallen with an elbow scraped;

That woman with a load too much to bare;

That young girl whose sobs I can hear;

That person shivering, wet and cold;

That person who looks so much like me;

I can make a moment's difference.

It's not a momentous act.

Only that person may notice.

But that's not really true.

I will always know what choices I make.


We can give a little love today, and every day, while learning to give a lot of love always. (Demas)

You know this is true.

Have the wish I wish tonight.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I just added the last section before the last photo.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - It has taken me a long time, but I wouldn't be anyone else now.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This was so well said. You are such a nice man, and so kind to all. Thanks for being you!

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Ann,

      Three cheers for treasured parents and grandparents (which by definition includes great grandparents.)

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Thank you, Demas; I was indeed and they are with me even now, though long passed. They had a huge effect on my children too.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Ann,

      You said it well in saying " it's important to look out for those we meet along the way." You were fortunate to have such parents.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      The butterfly effect; a good deed is often passed on, and on, and on....

      Wonderful philosophy and if we all do that, the world will be come a better place. I like that you point out it is we who know whether we've done right or not and that is important. My mother (a seamstress & pianist) and father (an optometrist) did much for others and they taught me that it's important to look out for those we meet along the way.

      Ann

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      pstraubie48 - May we each pray to find those opportunities each day at the start of each day. In that way our wish can be granted also.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      You are so right...you cannot be all things to all people, none of us can....but we can make a difference in at least one life, probably every day.

      Awesome awesome

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      Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      This is what it says in the Bible's The Gospel According To Saint Matthew Chapter 7, verses 7 through 12:

      "7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

      8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

      9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

      10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

      11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

      12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets."

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Rasma,

      I know you read "Wishing Makes It So" and that the righteous wishes of God's faithful children are heard and answered in keeping with God's will and wisdom. Those are a part of the struggle between good and evil. My wife and I know that God can answer righteous prayers, even if it takes a free ticket to send someone half way around the world in answer to their own prayer in order for them to be there to answer another's righteous prayer.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Hope all your wishes come true. With each giving there must the be joy of receiving and then the joy of giving and passing the same from person to person.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      vocalcoach - You are welcome and it is well deserved.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Perspycacious - I want to thank you for your reply. I really enjoy hearing about your dad and your sister. You come from a fabulous family. Your ability to appreciate how we can help others touches me so. I rarely hear "thank you for all you do for others." With tears in my eyes I thank you deeply.

      Your friend,

      Audrey

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      MsDora - Just as Our Savior said it would.

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      True! That little act brings joy to both the recipient and the giver. Great message!

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      vocalcoach - Are you still coaching? Just as birds (some of them) add beautiful sounds to our world, your efforts have probably helped others to add some of their own. To be able to do so is a significant contribution. My dad was a safety engineer, and I am sure he helped lengthen many lives by the safety measures he introduced and dangers he helped others avoid. My sister is a book editor, and she helps authors and readers connect. My mother served on nonprofit boards and governors' committees that served the public interest, as well as being a very active state PTA president. Opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others are all around us waiting to be championed and performed. Thanks for all you do for others.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Beautiful thoughts for each of us to carry during each day. Thank you and I will share.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      FlourishAnyway - It is said that "The thought is mother to the deed." We need not wait for Mother's Day to turn good thoughts and promptings into good deeds that make "a huge difference."

      Thanks for your thoughts. Wishing you well with thoughts from here.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Jodah - I can still remember acts I didn't do as I progressed toward today's me. I hope I am more attuned to what Christ would do. I know we all can be.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      These are good thoughts. Good deeds reverberate in ways we sometimes don't even know. You never know what someone has going on in their life. A little kindness can make a huge difference.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I hope your wish comes true. Every small act each of us do may not appear much at the time but they all add up, and can make a difference in the end.

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