Take time…

My Mom attended the funeral yesterday of her second cousin Christine Kuperus Boyce. She was 44 years old and died after a three-year battle with colon cancer.

This poem was handed out at her funeral. It has a powerful message to me and reminds me of the building blocks to intentional living and making a difference in the time I am given. I did not know Christine but by reading the summary of her life story she sounded like a woman who enjoyed many of these things. My thoughts go to her family and friends who are experiencing the ache that accompanies saying good-bye!


Take time to think ~ it is the source of power.

Take time to read ~ it is the foundation of wisdom.

Take time to play ~ it is the secret of staying young.

Take time to be quiet ~ it is the opportunity to help others.

Take time to love and be loved ~ it is God’s greatest gift.

Take time to be friendly ~ it is the road to happiness.

Take time to dream  ~ it is what the future is made of.

Take time to pray ~ it is the greatest power on earth!

Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

One thought on “Take time…”

  1. Her brother’s boys go to my school (Beaverdam) and we have been praying for Aunt Chris for a long time…hard for little ones to understand.

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