With a calendar in hand,
Next year’s boxes in view,
I’ll start out my planning
By talking with you.
Let’s see if you and I can
Find time to correspond;
Keep in touch, by phone or mail
To strengthen family bond.
Take pictures, of course we will,
But for old ones, find the date!
Remembering gets harder
And I hope we’re not too late.
Reminisce about the past,
Make sure to write it down;
What do you recall about
Home, school, family, and town?
Who said what, and what they did,
Each memory a treasure;
Your recollections may become
A special sharing pleasure.
This could be more fun I think,
Than cleaning house or doing dishes,
What a literary gem
May emerge from these small wishes.
One more thing, while we are talking,
Plan to schedule in some fun.
Life flies by all too quickly,
Before you know it, ‘twill be done.
Keep in mind our Father’s love,
It’s Him we want to please,
Begin and end each day in prayer,
Looking up when on our knees.
So, here we go adventuring,
Life’s possibilities, explore;
Climb those hills, jump the hurdles,
See what each day has in store.
By Elaine Hardt ©2007