March 05, 2006

slow down

ok...here's sumthing different...check this out..this was taken from NST

the author got a few emails from a veteran journalist, a story about love and
a poem written by a terminally ill girl in a New York hospital.

let's just take the poem cause it can help us to appreciate life more..

the girl had, at the point the email was sent out, only 6 months left out to live and as her dying wish,
she wanted to send a letter telling everuone to live their life to the fullest, since she never would.

so..here's the poem...let's ponder...

Slow Dance

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain slapping the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down.
Dont' 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 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.
Dont' 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?
Or let a good friendship die?
'cause you never had time to call and say, "hi"?
You'd better slow down.
Dont' 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.

(adapted from The Sunday Column, NST, March 5,2006)


so peeps..let's just slow down...dont wait until you have no time left that you wonder...."why didnt i slow down?"
appreciate life and live it to the fullest..reminisce ur life..all the little things that you left out....


-sarah-


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