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A Lovely Day
by Synthia LaFontaine
If they planned a special day of beauty
A magical date with charm
I’d show up extra early
Without prodding or alarm
I’d awaken hearing music
Serenading as I rose
Enjoying rhythmic beating
While gingerly choosing clothes
I’d see only love and affection
In my loved ones’ shining eyes
I’d smile at each word spoken
Whether praise or news or lies
Every minute of the schedule
For this enchanted day
Would be full of inspiration
Everything would seem to go my way
And if there was a second
That wasn’t going magnificently
I’d just find a way to enjoy it
Knowing great things soon would be
And as the dusk crept in slowly
Gratitude would swell my heart
For this precious life experience
That was golden from the start
Because I’d chosen to sense each detail
In the most pleasing way
That I could possibly imagine
So I could have a lovely day
There is a perfect reason
For making that wise choice
That’s delivered to me often
As I recall my mother’s voice
When she told me how to live life
With her final living breath
“Love each second like it’s your last
So regret won’t plague your death…”
If a bomb destroyed this place
As you fret about your life
Would you regret complaining
About your troubles and your strife?
Wouldn’t you wish to be exhausted
By the traffic and the bustle…
To be irked by rainy cloudbursts…
Even annoyed by a salesman’s hustle?
Wouldn’t you want a few more minutes
If only to see dirty buildings glare
Over stinky piles of garbage
As homeless people stare?
Wouldn’t you beg for one more chance
To feel anything at all
Even those rough and sticky patches
That trip you up and make you fall?
You know you’d ask for more time
You’d promise to not complain
Whether life was filled with pleasure
Or full of problems and great pain
You’d swear you’d stop the thinking
That causes you to believe
That anything is awful
And avow to always perceive
The beauty in each person
The aroma that’s so sweet
Of knowing life is way too short
Not something one can repeat
Oh if only every doctor
Would call every patient in
Tell them life is over
And tomorrow would be the end
And let us walk out vowing
To cherish each moment before we go
Spreading love and kindness broadly
Because of what we know
Oh, the call would come the next day
Explaining how he erred
But imagine how the world would change…
If we had all felt that scared…
Why not decide each day is lovely
No matter what and come what may
Why not be grateful to be alive
For one more lovely day?
So take those rosy glasses
See everything with love
When you think there is some bad
Think how it would look from above
Then you’ll live the finest life
It will always seem so grand
You’ll have nothing to regret
When God takes up your hand.
To lose 50 pounds, to become as fit as possible, and develop habitual routines of eating and exercising wisely and well.
Combinationof many things that wind up being:
Try to eat 1 pound of fresh, raw vegetables every day, no sugar, no dairy, no animal fat, no red meat, no flour, lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, water and tea.
It has been eight long years of double and triple duty working to survive this mid-life start over move to Naples, FL, from Fort Worth, TX, and the battle is not yet won, but the worst is over, and it is definitely time to become more holistic in approach to quality of life and the rtue meaning of happiness: love, joy, freedom, security, faith, prosperity, and enjoying life with loved ones and friends in paradise while feeling and looking good!
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