Take time during each day
to pause and reflect,
Give thanks for your blessings
even if they aren’t perfect.
Take time to tell those you love
how much they mean to you.
There may come a day
when they are no longer in view.
Take time to pen a letter or note
just to say thanks or a mere hello.
You just might be the bright spot
that helps a life to glow.
Take time to perform
a good deed or two,
Lessen someone else’s burden
so they won’t have to cry boo-hoo.
Take time to watch a sunset
with its tapestry a flame,
Let it warm your heart and spirit
and readjust your game.
Take time to plan your work
and to work your plan,
This will save you hours and weeks
down the road a span.
Take time to honor those in your life
even if they don’t deserve it now.
You will have shown them a better way
and then you can take a bow.
Take time for yourself above all else
to nurture your life and spirit.
For if you will do this
then you will greatly benefit.
Happy Reading in Poetry's Presence.