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Slow Dance
Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground.
Every followed a butterfly's erratic flight
You better slow down
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.
Do you run through the day
On the fly?
When you ask 'how are you"
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You'd better slow down
Don’t dance so fast
Time is short.
The music won’t last.
Ever told your child
We'll do it tomorrow
And in your haste
Not seen his sorrow?
Ever lost touch
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say hi
You’d better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.
When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there
When you worry and hurry through your day
It's like an unopened gift thrown away.
Life is not a race
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.
 
It is not easy to always be present, it is not easy to always remember to fit mindfulness in my life, but each time I do, I am rewarded in abundance, even in the difficult times.

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