This is a poem that I have had laminated in my wallets since the early 80's and I believe all of this. Thought some of you may enjoy it. The author is anonomous.
WINNING IS GIVING
Winning is giving your best self away
Winning is serving with grace everyday
You'll know that you've won when your friends say it's true.
"I like who I am, when I'm around you.
You look for the best in the others you see
And you help us become who we're trying to be."
Winning is helping someone who's down.
It's sharing a smile, instead of a frown.
It's giving your children a hug by the fire
And sharing the values and dreams that inspire.
It's giving your parents the message "I care.
Thanks Mom and Dad for being so fair."
Winners are willing to give more than get
There favors are free, you're never in debt.
Winning is giving one hundred percent
It's paying your dues, your taxes, your rent
It's trying and doing, not crying and stewing.
Winners respect every color and creed
They share and they care for everyone's need.
The loser's keep betting that winning is getting
But there's one of God's laws that they keep forgetting
And this is the law you can live and believe
The more that you give, the more you'll receive!