Prepared?

What do you consider most valuable?
Properties and great wealth;
Good looks and health;
or status and reputation?

A nice home and good family;
Secure job with high pay;
Close friends and a fine day;
Compatible partner who wont stray?

All are worthy for our life
But often at death we get into strife.
Anxious about leaving the above behind
Fear and regret play with our mind.

Heard it suggested that we spend fifty
Percent of our time on deeper matters
More profitable for our lives,
Yet for worldly gains we have strong drives.

Family complications can cause hives;
Stress and losses send us into downward dives;
Competition and games bring out sharp knives;
Inner peace is all high fives!

Attained through moral discipline
Those who live ethically develop inner power,
On any they meet great joy does shower
Bliss’s one out for many an hour

Review your values, don’t become sour.
Then on death you will not cower
Ethical morals truly empower
Prepare now and let your heart flower.

ccc 13.1.07

18 comments

  1. I suppose I’m beginning to flower, my roots are now well planted, my stems are brittle but full of life, and the sun is shining upon my soul. I wonder who will I send flower to.

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  2. Such important wisdom written so beautifully! It gave me teary-eyes. 🙂

    My precious family is most valuable to me! I’m so fortunate to have each member! 🙂

    Having lost family members when I was very young, I grew up thinking a lot about my legacy…not the gifts of money or possessions my loved ones might be given after my death…but about my legacy of love, the good memories made, my acts of kindness, my encouraging words, my emotional support, etc. So then I have tried to live my life with my legacy in mind…doing that positively affected the things I did, said, etc. 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  3. This is perfect read Kate! There are so many things we think we hold dear, the idea of them, running our entire lives for the unattainable, the goal always changing, the journey never mattering.

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