Gifts and Seasons

Gifts and Seasons
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Make reminders to yourself
that in all of life
there are seasons,
a time of happiness
and heartache
often void of explanations
or reasons.

Be careful not to wish away
the present — enjoy today,
remembering that even in bad
there is good, but in good
there is moderation;
your accountability
rests with a life lived
without compromise or need
of exoneration.

Decisions will undoubtedly
pass your way,
bringing tears and feelings
of despair —
use as your measure
the effect of five years from today,
remembering that answers
are revealed in prayer.

There is much
I would like to tell you
about pain and personal treasures,
but my concern would only rob you
from discovering life’s
abundant and unexpected pleasures.

But if wisdom is a gift
to those who understand its value
and the years it takes to arrive,
because I care about you and understand,
I will share with you
all my possessions
for as long as I am alive.