It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and get off the merry-go-round.
Life can really feel like a merry-go-round sometimes. I wrote this short poem with that in mind.
MORE IMPORTANT THINGS
Why is it that we have such good intentions
But before we know it life takes over
We get lost in a culture that’s on high speed
It’s hard to live a life that is slower
In our night prayers and our brand new mornings
We feel refreshed and inspired
But the day turns into a balancing act
And at the end we are left so tired
Sometimes something breaks through the whirlwind
And we know we must jump off the merry-go-round
We are reminded that loved ones and relationships
These are the more important things that should be well-found
©LeeAnn Johnston/Animals Are Feeling Beings Too
Some of my loved ones are in the caricature below that we had done many years ago.
Happy times like spending time together and getting a caricature done are great. But then there are the times that aren’t so great but get our attention. Just this past week my mom was hospitalized for the flu that wasn’t getting better, but was getting worse. She is still there. This is one of those things that makes you jump off that merry-go-round and as the last two sentences of my poem say “We are reminded that loved ones and relationships…these are the more important things that should be well-found!”
It would be appreciated if some of you would join Cino & I in praying for her speedy and full recovery. Cino loves her grandma! Thank you.