Loving Life

Loving Life short poem

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If we are willing to learn, life is willing to teach
If we are willing to listen, the sounds of life will reach
If you are willing to receive, life has much to give
Take what life gives, make the best of it, and live
Sometimes, bad things will happen good people and all of us
When trials come, be still and please do not rush
We do not always know what life will bring or share
We do know that others care, and will help us bare
There are peaks and valleys; there are some tricks; but there are more treats
Life is sometimes cold and bitter; but more often, it is warm and sweet
There is a little of the bad, sad, and ugly; but life is really mostly good
Life can’t be all good, because we don’t always do the things we should
Ignore the promises of the “quick fix”; it takes time for the wounds to heal
Don’t seek the “get rich quickies”; such likes are usually schemes and tricky
So slow it down a notch or two, and get to know the good life
It’s staring you in the face, offering opportunities and grace
Take some time off; take a break; get away; and take a walk along the beach
Take a trip, but not on a plane; relax and take it easy on a slow moving train
Turn off the alarm clock; don’t answer the phone too quickly; smell the colorful roses
Live and love the good life; pick a rose, or maybe two; share them with someone you love.

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I am a retired minister and the husband of Barbara for 42 years. We reside in Sacramento ,Ca. We have two sons and a daughter, and we are the proud grandparents of 6 children.
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Beautiful and thoughtful.

Nadeem Qazilbash

Life will teach only to the willing student.

Savi Mani

a wonderful thought provoking poem on how to live life, yes life is the biggest gift of God and it is one, we dont know from where we came we dont know what is going to happen after death, so lets live life breathing in each moment as it comes to us and always thank God for one more day given to us, each new morning is a blessing ……wonderful poem…..loved it

Raghavendran Ramachandra Rao

A good account of what is all about and how one can enjoy a reasonably happy life. Poem contains some useful recipe for people to try.


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