Tuesday, 20 October 2009

A Gentle Reminder

Just lately I have been running around like a headless chicken trying to meet deadlines and get organised. I am getting there and hopefully all will be revealed sooner rather than later but for now I thought I’d just share a poem with you that reminds us to take things slower.


Have you ever watched kids
on a merry-go-round?

Or listened to the rain
slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down
Don’t dance so fast

Time is short
The music won’t last

Do you run through each day
On the fly

When you ask “How are you?”
Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done,
do you lie in your bed

With the next hundred chores
running through your head?

You’d better slow down
Don’t dance so fast

Time is short
The music won’t last

Ever told your child,
We’ll do it tomorrow?

And in your haste,
not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die

‘Cause you never had time
To call and say “Hi”?

You’d better slow down
Don’t dance so fast

Time is short
The music won’t last

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift….Thrown away…

Life is not a race.
Do take it slower

Hear the music
Before the song is over.

Davic L. Weatherford


I am an incurable romantic at heart but shhh! Don’t tell anybody.


SoapyChica said...

I like it Joy!!! So true! :)

Missy said...

beautiful poem and i love that picture!

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Hippy at Heart said...

Thanks Missy and Soapy for the comments. I took that photo earlier on this year at our old house in Derbyshire. The sun was going down and the colours in the sky were just fantastic. It was cold though. brrrr.

Lisa Olson said...

what a lovely piece and so true I will try to slow dance.
Will let you know if I do come over your way u never know I get about.
Thanks for visitng today and apologies from me to you for not visitng for a while.
My dance has been so fast lately I have had very little time for bloggin which I miss dearly.

hope you are well and thanks you for your wonderful comments.


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