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Thank you Nasa - Shame on you UK govt


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What I find sad is that people don't let each other  know how much we appreciate them before they die. There are many unsung hero's out there, making peoples lives better and furthering the advancement of our understanding. Iam not particularly literate, but I remember this one, it somehow strikes the right chord.

 

 

 

            Do it now

            by Berton Braley

 

    If with pleasure you are viewing
    any work a man is doing,
    If you like him or you love him,
    tell him now;
    Don't withhold your approbation
    till the parson makes oration
    And he lies with snowy lilies on his brow;
    No matter how you shout it
    he won't really care about it;
    He won't know how many teardrops you have shed;
    If you think some praise is due him
    now's the time to slip it to him,
    For he cannot read his tombstone when he's dead.
    More than fame and more than money
    is the comment kind and sunny
    And the hearty, warm approval of a friend.
    For it gives to life a savor,
    and it makes you stronger, braver,
    And it gives you heart and spirit to the end;
    If he earns your praise - bestow it,
    if you like him let him know it,
    Let the words of true encouragement be said;
    Do not wait till life is over
    and he's underneath the clover,
    For he cannot read his tombstone when he's dead.

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