All of the things I did

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toes in the water

I am not here to just put my toes in the water.

I am here to cannonball off a spring-board,

fully plunging into the deep end.

I am not here to simply smell the flowers.

I am here to roll through the meadow,

to give in to careless abandon,

and to saturate myself in their fragrance.

I am not here to be a guest in my own life.

I am here to live purposely,

to breathe deeply the essence of this life,

because I know, all too well, that life is short.

And at the end of my journey through this lifetime,

all of the things I did,

and all of the life I inhaled,

will hopefully served to remind me,

that I lived a deliberate life andย that I made a difference.

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17 thoughts on “All of the things I did

  1. This was a very uplifting piece! I loved this line: “I am not here to be a guest in my own life.” and this one “I am here to roll through the meadow, to give in to careless abandon,
    and to saturate myself in their fragrance.”

  2. I love the way you gave us the pleasant experience of putting toes in the water or smelling the flowers and then took us deeper. “I am not here to be a guest in my own life.” Very inspiring poem to start the day. Carpe diem!

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