The most valuable gift of all

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Time
each of us holds it from birth.
We’re all entrusted with the same daily allowance
but not all know its value
and some seem to forget its worth.

The foolish tend to use it up
leaving all those leftover seconds
to rot on silver platters
squandering hours away
on useless, selfish desires
believing they’ll always have more
never realizing there is a limit.

And yet the wise
and the perceptive
they protect time with their very lives
savoring every last crumb
knowing it is a measured blessing to be cherished.
They realize time is meant to be held in a way,
which embraces even the tiniest bits of joy.
And those who are discerning
understand the merit of its potential.
For time truly is the most valuable gift of all.

© 2019 Michelle Cook


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/time-machine-old-school-watch-1450051/

 

9 thoughts on “The most valuable gift of all

    1. Thank you ❤️ You of all people know how long I spent on this one. I finally felt it was “time” to post it. 😉 Lol… If I wasn’t always so indecisive, maybe I’d have more time. Lol…

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