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The greatest gift you can give someone is yourself..... " The Giving Tree"

The greatest gift you can give someone is yourself…..to give someone a piece of your heart is worth more than all the wealth in the world. -Michael Jackson

‘The Giving Tree‘ by Shel Silverstein

Once there was a giving tree who loved a little boy.
And everyday the boy would come to play
Swinging from the branches, sleeping in the shade
Laughing all the summer’s hours away.
And so they love,
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

But soon the boy grew older and one day he came and said,
“Can you give me some money, tree, to buy something I’ve found?”
“I have no money,” said the tree, “Just apples, twigs and leaves.”
“But you can take my apples, boy, and sell them in the town.”
And so he did and
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

But soon again the boy came back and he said to the tree,
“I’m now a man and I must have a house that’s all my home.”
“I can’t give you a house” he said, “The forest is my house.”
“But you may cut my branches off and build yourself a home”
And so he did.
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

And time went by and the boy came back with sadness in his eyes.
“My life has turned so cold,” he says, “and I need sunny days.”
“I’ve nothing but my trunk,” he says, “But you can cut it down
And build yourself a boat and sail away.”
And so he did and
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

And after years the boy came back, both of them were old.
“I really cannot help you if you ask for another gift.”
“I’m nothing but an old stump now. I’m sorry but I’ve nothing more to give”
“I do not need very much now, just a quiet place to rest,”
The boy, he whispered, with a weary smile.
“Well”, said the tree, “An old stump is still good for that.”
“Come, boy”, he said, “Sit down, sit down and rest a while.”
And so he did and
Oh, the trees was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

Source : http://www.mj-777.com/?p=2888

I love this very much and wanted to share with you all.

LOVE,

Ven

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Thank you so much Venice for this post,i love this story.In my opinion,Michaels GivingTree was his best friend ever,only that beautiful tree has witnessed the most divine moments and feelings of Michael, at the root of his tree flowed many tears of happiness and pain, and inspiration took magical wings and helped Michael to create so many wonderful songs!
God bless you Michael,i love you!

a lovely story!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smiling

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venice i cried that was lovely its one of my favorite childhood books

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original billie jean: wouldnt this title be better.. Smiling

original billie jean: wouldnt this title be better.. Smiling

tee-hee Laughing out loud

LOL @ original billie jean...too funny!

the title sounds like a virginal bride....just my thoughts.

loveyoumost, we shall look forward to the day when Neverland will be reopen, for us to feel the place that once brought so much joy and happiness to Michael and we shall see the "Giving Tree"...

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DITTO VENICE DITTO. I would never like NEVERLAND to be a MJ Disneyland. I totally understand the pain that was experienced there inflicted by anothers hands. I totally understand the Jackson family not wanting that all brought up again. It however was a fabrication. A lie. What was lyrically and musically CREATED there was alot of people's soundtrack to their lives. I hope some day. Someone will open again NEVERLAND as MOZART'S home is opened. A classical musician and the beginnings of his dreams and OUR SONGS. The tree still grows and we still need to tend the garden the musical creator left through other people's disarray. PEACE AND L.O.V.E. to you. Turn that frown upside down. Too many muscles used that could be singing."Celebate goodtimes C'mon, its a celebration".

loveyoumost, i agree with you.. I miss his essence too.. Sad
Let me tell you, when I heard him saying he would not live at Neverland ever again as Neverland is a house to him and not a home anymore.. My heart ached. Neverland is the home that he created for him and the children that he loved most.. He gave them everything and they bite the hand that helped them.. and made him left the home that he created and loved so much.. Sad
I cried when I see those pictures at Neverland.. such a beautiful place and the "Giving Tree" that he used to write his songs.. Those happy days that he spent at Neverland..egg hunting, ballon fights... How I wish the all the horrible things never happen and he would still living happily at Neverland and most of all, still ALIVE.. Oh, Lord.. Can we have him back? We miss him so muc.. :'(

It also breaks my heart to Venice. Beautiful city by the way. Great artistIc culture VENITIAN CULTURE HAS. If I cant get to NEVERLAND. I have your poem to take me to the branches of knowledge I wished the world could keep as a HOW TO PAGE. I miss his esscence. I know we have his spirit but its his essence I miss the most. If I know Michael( which I wish I had of more) I know there is treasure still stored in the vault. Its just in the hands of the money makers and their jailers keys. At least your is free as his spirit was.

loveyoumost, I do hope we could visit Neverland and Giving Tree.. but to know that Michael is not there anymore breaks my heart.. Sad

BEAUTIFUL. I hope we all get to visit the giving tree just once in a lifetime. Im sad the only time I saw it was in THAT DOCUMENTARY. Thankyou.

Joy C, spread the LOVE to your grand-daughter...

LOVE,

Venice

Joy C, spread the LOVE to your grand-daughter...

LOVE,

Venice

Venice ~ I so love "The Giving Tree" I read it to my grand-daughter often. You are so right.....giving ourselves, our heart, is the best gift!

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thank you soo much for sharing!
it is soo lovely!!! Smiling

MicLover, sweet dreams to you too.. It's 4.59 pm here in my country.. and Im currently working..
hehe.. but I spent a quick time here.. Smiling

Love you all,

Venice

Thank you Venice. These are so beautiful!
xox

That is a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it. Have a good night, it's 2:15 here in Denver. I'm looking over at my Michael Jackson picture tell him good night and sweet dreams to all of you still here on his site.

MicLover

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I LOVE that Venice! That was incredibly touching. Thank you. Smiling

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