The Greatest Thing
What's the greatest thing in life?
What sounds great to you?
Is marriage, a house, and kids,
Your dream come true?
What about money, fame, or friends?
Doesn't that sound great too?
Or finally getting a job
Doing what you love to do?
What about owning expensive things?
Not old or used, but new?
Or does education and degrees,
Sound great to you?
What about beauty or talent?
Or rewards and trophies too?
But what's truly the greatest thing in life
Is something anyone can do.
All these things written above
Are what the world sees as great;
But I want you to know whats most important
Before you learn too late.
Anything you obtain in life
Will one day pass away;
In the end, won't matter anyway.
These are temporary things to enjoy
During the short time you live;
But what's great is what lasts forever,
And that's the love you give.
It's great if you live your dream,
And if, to you, you have everything;
But if you love Me, and others...
That's the greatest thing.
By Jennifer O'Connor