How full a life!
How many adventures-
Yet when it’s all said and done
The full living means nothing
Only the ability to be a good person.
Try not to make decisions based on fear
And especially not based on ego
Take a day to be quiet and think
Take a day to organize and regroup
Come back refreshed
And ready to give back to others.
Smile at the puppy, the child, the flower
Notice the bird, the lizard, the wind
Take all kinds of art into your consideration
And memorize at least one great poem.
Groom well, much as a cat would
Play hard, much as a puppy might
Be grateful when you are fortunate
And courageous when you’re not
Self-pity will take you nowhere
Bravery will lead you everywhere
As you set out on your next adventure.