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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Slow Dance

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'd 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.

This is a poem by a terminally ill young cancer patient, or so the story goes. The writer teaches us some important lessons. Lessons we might think we know, but do we act upon them? This poem teaches me
·        Replacing the running and rushing to stand still and be aware of myself and my surroundings.
·        To appreciate the moment, this moment, NOW!
·        To pay attention to the ones I love, to nature, to the small and often forgotten and not seen pleasures and treasures in life.
·         To do things now rather than postpone them, including listening to a loved one’s story, petting someone on the back, telling people I love them, sending a message, taking time for a chat...

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