Take Some Time

Take some time to smell the flowers

As you walk the paths of life.

Take  some time to ease the tensions

From the challenges and strife.

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Take some time to hear the birds sing

As they usher in the dawn.

Though the day be just emerging,

Too soon it will be gone.

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Take some time to watch a sunrise,

Now and then a sunset too.

Just be sure that seeking pleasure

Isn’t all you ever do.

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Take some time to count your blessing,

Though you fell they’re not that great.

You will find they’re more abundant

Than you  thought,  at any rate.

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Take some time to banish hatred

When and where you can.

Just detest man’s evil ways

And not your fellow man.

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Take some time to love your children

Every moment you are free.

The benefits exceedeth

A university Degree.

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Take some time to love your neighbor

And even more important still,

Take some time to love yourself

Or not many others will.

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And if you don’t like that image

of yourself that others see,

Take some time to make some changes,

Be the best that you can be.

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Take some time to help another

who you think might need a hand.

You will find the satisfaction

Leaves you feeling sort of grand.

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Take some time to live by virtue

In the best way that is known,

And respect the rights of others

As equal to your own.

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Take some time to just appreciate

The fact that you are here,

And to know that higher Power

And to trust it without fear.

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If you do these things with dilegence

You will eventually be glad.

If you don’t attempt to do them

You may one day wish you had.

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Although this no doubt could impose

Upon your time for seeking wealth,

There should be little question

That it could improve your health.

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And though you might not be as wealthy

Nor drive so fine a car,

You’ll find you will be richer

In other ways by far.

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—- leon Hansen

5 thoughts on “Take Some Time

  1. We live in world where we don’t know who is our neighbor… and hence ‘Take some time to love your neighbor’

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