A Life Well Lived

Be encouraged by these poems and quotes about a life well lived. We all too often brood about losing the happiness of today by thinking of those sorrows of yesterday that we experienced, or, worse, believing that troubles will invade our happiness of tomorrow.

The art of a life well lived is in the now not in the past or worrying about the future for it is within us to carve and create a wondrous day that we have in hand. We hope the words in these poems and quotes remind you of that! Live Well Today!


Poet: Douglas Malloch

Sure, this world is full of trouble -
I ain't said it ain't.
Lord! I've had enough an' double
Reason for complaint;
Rain an' storm have come to fret me,
Skies are often gray;
Thorns an' brambles have beset me
On the road - but say,
Ain't it fine today?

What's the use of always weepin',
Makin' trouble last?
What's the use of always keepin'
Thinkin' of the past?
Each must have his tribulation -
Water with his wine;
Life, it ain't no celebration,
Trouble? - I've had mine -
But today is fine!

It's today that I am livin',
Not a month ago.
Havin'; losin'; takin'; givin';
As time wills it so.
Yesterday a cloud of sorrow
Fell across the way;
It may rain again tomorrow,
It may rain - but say,
Ain't it fine today?

reaching for rainbows
Reaching For Rainbows
Poet: Collin McCarty

If we don’t ever take chances,
we won’t reach the rainbows.
If we don’t ever search,
we’ll never be able to find.
If we don’t attempt to get over
our doubts and fears,
we’ll never discover how wonderful
it is to live without them.
If we don’t go beyond difficulty,
we won’t grow any stronger.
If we don’t keep our dreams alive,
we won’t have our dreams any longer.

But. . .
if we can take a chance now and then,
seek and search, discover and dream,
grow and go through each day
with the knowledge that v we can only take as much as we can give,
and we can only get as much out of life
as we allow ourselves to live. . .

Then. . .
we can be truly happy.
We can realize a dream or two along the way,
and we can make a habit of
reaching out for rainbows
and coloring our lives
with wonderful days.

Well Lived
Poet: Unknown

A life well lived is a precious gift
Of hope and strength and grace,
From someone who has made our world
A brighter, better place

It’s filled with moments, sweet and sad
With smiles and sometimes tears,
With friendships formed and good times shared
And laughter through the years.

A life well lived is a legacy
Of joy and pride and pleasure,
A living, lasting memory
Our grateful hearts will treasure

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