Make time to laugh and love and play
A little each and every day
For one’s life passes in a blink
Do not want to look back and think,
“Could I have been a bit more kind,
Helping those who fell behind?
Should I have made more love than cash,
More time to rest in life’s mad dash?
Did I seek to be wise or “right?”
Did I pick peace or pick a fight?
Did I believe I could be wrong,
Knowing nothing all along?
Or did all my civility
Run off with my humility?
Did I let fear and pain and hate
Crush me under their great weight?
Did my faith become my fence,
To keep away all difference?
Did I look in my neighbor’s eyes
And then try on their shoes for size?
Or did I try to do my part
And make decisions with my heart?”
I pray you won’t look back with dread
For time is out when we are dead
Since no one knows when that will be,
Be sure to live deliberately!