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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Time for Self ... Time for Being

William Henry Davies
What is this life if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs

And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,

Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,

Streams full of stars, like skies at night

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,

And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can

Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

Are you giving yourself time? Do you have to rush? ... Stop and notice the beauty all around you.

Stop reading the newspapers ... give your money to charity ... chillout ... take up a hobby

Quotes:If you want to be happy, be. ~Leo TolstoyHappiness is never stopping to think if you are.

~Palmer SondrealMost people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.

~Robert AnthonyThe best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

~Mark TwainIf only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.

~Edith Wharton Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.


Margie said...

What a wonderful poem!
It has such a good message about looking at each day and taking notice of all the beauty and wonder that is there for us.
If we miss it we can't go back and recapture it.
We need to make time and just be and stop and enjoy it all.

Wonderful quotes too, I especially love the Mark Twain one.
Thank you, Marie!



Keshi said...

great post! I love it.

I hv a wonderful r'ship with MYSELF...I always give TIME for myself :)