By Patty Lynn
I’ve learned we underestimate the power of a smile
That’s given unabashedly, not just once in a while.
I’ve learned that life is way too short so please don’t waste a minute.
And time that’s spent with little ones is better with them in it.
I’ve learned that age makes for a life that’s gained a bit of insight,
That sleep can be elusive whether 9 o’clock or midnight.
I’ve learned we never ever stop discovering new things.
We never know just what’s ahead or what tomorrow brings.
I’ve learned that if your heart forgives you’ll finally be free,
For if resentment’s harbored its effects hurt only me.
I’ve learned that prayer and praise should be a part of every day,
That conversations with the Lord should never be one way.
I’ve learned I must be still if I’m to know the Lord’s direction,
And if I’m open I will feel His urging toward perfection.
I’ve learned that aging is a fact so why not just embrace it?
There’s nothing you can really do, stop trying to erase it.
I’ve learned that it’s important, this list of what I’ve Learned,
And to accept that with each year, another page is turned.
So in the future I will do a list like this again.I’ll ponder long and ponder hard, but I don’t know just when.