Time is too short not to embrace every moment,
Not to love life in all of its beautiful complexity.
See challenge as opportunity,
Change as a gift of growth,
Sorrow as a path to even greater love.
Look at every sunset as if it were your last,
Not with sadness, but with joy,
A true appreciation of the color and light,
That to which you have been all but blind.
See the world with eyes full of wonder,
Open your heart to gather the posies,
The little things that are so much more;
A child’s smile, the wag of a tail, the cicada’s song.
So much to see, to experience, to share.
This moment never passes your way again,
So leave everything on the stage,
Play every note on the page,
Make your life the most beautiful symphony ever written,
Crescendoing until the final richly full cadence,
Your spirit leaping to its feet in glorious ovation.