Is anybody happier because you passed their way?

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I'm not sure what the title of this poem is, and I  don't know the author. I do know a poem isn't something I thought I'd be posting to a real estate blog, and I suppose this isn't really the place. Then again, what walk of life wouldn't this apply to?

This was shared with me by a friend several years ago. Reading it now and then keeps me grounded in a way. So, if you've seen it before or not, please enjoy, and if you know who the author is please let me know.

Thanks

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Is anybody happier
because you passed their way?
Does anyone remember
that you spoke to them today?

The day is almost over,
and its toiling time is through,
Is there anyone that will utter
a kind word about you?

Can you say tonight in parting,
with the day that's slipping fast,
that you helped a single person
of the many that you passed?

Is a single heart rejoicing
over what you did or said?
Does the one whose hopes were fading
now with courage look ahead?

Did you win 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 good you did today?"

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Bob Rodkin
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Vintage Photo FX
Durham Region & Toronto, Ontario, Canada
E-Mail: bob@VintagePhotoFX.ca
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Just thought you would like to know..

"At days End" author John Hall

May 11, 2010 11:56 PM #1
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a very belated, "Thank you"

Jul 14, 2010 11:56 AM #2
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I'm sorry but that's incorrect. It's sad that this work is often miscredited. The author is : John Kendrick Bangs (May 27, 1862 - January 21, 1922) was an American author, editor and satirist.

In most cases the verses are jumbled or some entirely omitted. This is the complete work Titled "Consider Today"

Consider Today...

Is anybody happier because you passed his way? Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today? This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through; is there anyone to utter now, a friendly word for you?

Can you say tonight in passing, that you helped a single person, of the many that you passed? Is a single heart rejoicing, over what you did or said? Does one whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?

Think not on yesterday, nor trouble borrow on what may be in store for you tomorrow; But let today be your Incessant care - the past is past, tomorrow's in the air.

Who gives today the best that in him lies will find the road that leads to clearer skies.

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