~Author Unknown~

Now is the time to stop and watch
the sun’s rays as they sparkle
through the windows of our lives.

Now is the time to listen to each other.

Now is the time to talk about
our deepest desires, to hold hands
with each others dreams.. .
to share the joy and sadness
held within our lives.

Now is the time to put aside
the chatter of small things
and to know that time
is all we have.

Now is the time to celebrate
the small joys of this day.. .
to notice the light and the shadows.

It may be time to dance.........
It may be time to grieve........
It may be time to remember...
It may be time to regret........
It may be time to forgive.......
It may be time to forget........

Yesterday is always with us
yet yesterday is always gone.
Tomorrow rides on the horizon
like a bird on the wing.

Tomorrow is a flower opening,
a butterfly emerging from its cocoon.

Today is a fullness like a fruit
when it is ripe,
like a benevolent rose
fully opened to the sun,
to the rain,
giving of itself entirely.

Today can nourish us
and inspire us like no other time.

Treasure the moments of the new dawn,
of the dew on the lawn,
of the sun’s journey through the sky.

And after the crimson light has fallen.. .
when only the lavender hue remains,
as the stars begin their ritual twinkle…..
let our hearts touch and be open to Thanks….
the gift of time is all we have.

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August 7, 2004