Be Happy - Don't Worry


          When I was young and in my teens
          I dreamt of things to be
          The day I got behind the wheel
          Would set my spirit free.

          I knew the time would surely come
          Id hold that sweet diploma
          So full of dreams and youthful schemes
          The smell of sweet aroma.

          Thoughts of college filled my head
          Excited, could not wait
          Surely, I would find myself
          And come to know my fate.

          With my degree, I had it made
          My life was looking up
          Into the working world I went
          A time to fill my cup.

          With wedded bliss, the one I loved
          This was my bag of tea
          A lovely home, a tiny child
          So much was yet to be.

          The ladder of success, Id climbed
          Id reached my goal in life
          With no time left for anything
          My life was filled with strife.

          Now middle aged, my parents gone
          The aches and pains set in
          The children grown and on their own
          I felt a grief within.

          The golden years were closing in
          Retirement was to come
          Id waited all those years for this
          Old age had now begun.

          Now wise and gray, I think about
          Those years so long ago
          And how Id hoped for them to pass
          A better life to show.

          But through it all, I missed the boat
          Be happy where you are
          For if you wish your life away
          You'll miss the shining star.

          Today is all that matters
          A gift from God above
          Unwrap the many treasures
          And fill your hearts with love.

          Whether nine or ninety-nine
          It is never is too late
          To find the joy in living
          To pray and meditate.

          For fretting just brings sorrow
          Today is full of spring
          Theres beauty in this hour
          And joys that it will bring.

          Forget your toils and troubles
          Dont think about the past
          Today is filled with sunshine
          With blessings built to last.

~ Marilyn Ferguson ~
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[ Author: Marilyn Ferguson Copyright © 2005 -- submitted by: Marilyn Ferguson ]

       

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