Yesterday’s post was in response to a challenge. Today’s post is in response to the news that one of our fellow bloggers here at is experiencing some serious medical issues and informed me that my posting on; Hope=Glass Half Full yesterday, was somewhat inspirational. I am truly and deeply honored by that. I am hoping that all of you, will offer a prayer of recovery for them. Though they shall remain nameless, I think it will be alright if in that prayer, they may be referred to as KC. Get Well Soon, KC.

      This is a new poem, so I know it has not been posted before..(Except for the first verse of course) and if you like it please let me know.

May you all have a “Wishing Well” Wednesday,


The Three Leaves of the Shamrock
Faith, Hope, and Charity.
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 Hope is just a wish.

But intrinsic in it’s power

is a prayer that will remain,

until the final hour.


Charity goes beyond the given note

oh, for soon it shall be spent.

Lasting longer, is the memory

of the caring angel, sent.


Faith is the inherent need

of we the mortal living,

in belief of eternal life

and a prayer of a God, forgiving.



Jack Downing

Aug. 2012



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When I think of what I want for Christmas I wish for this the most I'd like my friends and family to raise a glass in toast. To our health and hearths and to love and joy to each and all both girl and boy! Merry Christmas ~Jack Downing~
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One Response to Virtues

  1. Beth Ann says:

    You made it even better!!!!

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