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!