Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

There’s three stages of our lives…
we’re born, we live, we die.
We can’t change their sequence
not matter how we try.

The time that we are given
will eventually be gone.
We should be grateful for the gift
of each arriving dawn.

Store the memories of this life;
place them in your heart.
The day is fast approaching
when we will each depart.

Most of us have memories
of families, loves, and friends.
Treasure them unto yourself…
perhaps make some amends.

Take a walk along the beach,
breathe in the fresh salt air.
Feel the wind upon your face
while blowing back your hair.

See GOD’S colors on HIS trees;
each Autumn HE displays.
While you enjoy the view
take time to give HIM praise.

Life is simple… when examined…
not really complicated.
Often what we strive to have
is grossly overrated.

Some of us will spend our lives
building up a name.
Chosen goals of many are
prestige, wealth, and fame.

Goals we set in life determine
paths that we must take.
To insure success in each
there’s choices we must make.

Spending time pursuing goals
may come at a great cost.
Often when they’re realized,
our time here could be lost.

Use your time with wisdom;
inventory gifts bestowed.
Live each day with gratitude,
before our lives erode.

I submit, we all have gifts…
far above the worldly treasures.
Consider what we now possess…
GODs own simple pleasures.

©CC June 29, 2008


Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Matthew 16:24-26


Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Matthew 6:19-21

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