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Thank you PattyDiane. I am glad I was able to post it. I have been having trouble posting on AARP Website but I could do it easily today.
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I'm so glad you decided to post this.  I got to enjoy it twice, once on FaceBook and now here.

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Thank you for your comments Frances. Sometimes it is difficult to be happy but we have to try not to let our sadness win.
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Thank you for your nice comments jen43.
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Beautiful words saravdw, they made me smile, it is the simple things in life that make everything worthwhile, Thank you for sharing this with us.~Jen

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Sara,

What a beautiful poem. The lines

"We have the choice, we can choose to live sad or
We can choose to live happy and enjoy our simple life"

really struck me as true. Thank you so much for posting.

Frances
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I wrote this poem several years ago.

 

A Simple Life
Early in the morning, when I see the sunlight
Stubbornly shinning through the window

I am thrilled to be alive,
A simple but beautiful day is ahead,
No big plans, no big commitments, but
Still wonderful, simple things will occupy my day,
Shall I go for a walk now? Or should I wait ?
It doesn't matter, what is important is that I have a choice,
Maybe I should write to my friends,
It makes my day when they reply,
Or I can volunteer at the child care center
All those kids bring me joy.
This morning I heard the rain hitting the window,
Just to hear that sound makes me smile
I am thrilled to be alive
A simple but beautiful day is ahead
It is a good day to let my imagination fly
I shall finish the book that is catching dust,
Perhaps I should add some stitches to the delicate doilie
I started making months ago,
It doesn't matter, what is important is that I have a choice,
Between writing, reading, baking, learning something new
Talking on the phone with my children or friends,
Balancing the tedious financial matters,
Or just relaxing with my puppy at my feet,
I know my simple day will smoothly pass...lucky me
Old age comes with a price,
When we see our loved ones disappear, one by one,
We have paid already a big price,
Although we have also gained something wonderful,
The wonder of holding the littlest member of our family
In our arms, the happiness to see them grow
And to know they love us, gives balance to our life,
Happy memories or…sad memories?
We have the choice, we can choose to live sad or
We can choose to live happy and enjoy our simple life
And when we do that,
The thrill of being alive continues until...we are no more.

Saravdw

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