Cause for Pause


Our lives are filled with things to be done

Chores to be worked and errands to run

We scurry about at such a harried pace

For being idle never wins the rat race


Each moment we have, we struggle and strive

As if, by doing, we will feel more alive

Yet, all the actions and the work that we ply

Simply watch as the precious moments tick by


But there is something you have never been told

It is in the stillness that our lives unfold

Doing nothing, for a moment, is not a sin

And taking a break may be just how you win


A pause from the world may feel a bit lazy

But the running around has only made you crazy

So, sit and be still, think of nothing at all

Relax your mind and let the worries fall


Juts a moment of tranquility and peace

Where our lives find their true release

A minute not filled with things to do

In the quiet is found much more to you


11 Responses to “Cause for Pause”
  1. beth says:

    so beautifully said and spot on

  2. kristianw84 says:

    As you know, I run a million miles a minute, but I do believe in taking the time to pause. This is beautifully written, and added to “The Whole World Needs to Read This” list!

  3. I can remember running a million miles a minute and realize, at least for me, it was the idea that if I kept busy enough, I wouldn’t have time to explore my thoughts (especially the negative ones). Only now, having swung to the complete other side of the pendulum, do I realize what a disservice I was doing to myself!

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    I was always good at giving this advice, but I wasn’t great at following it. I’ve finally figured it out in retirement.

  5. jonicaggiano says:

    I agree we need quiet time just to be or focus on one thing. A honest and well written piece about something we all need to practice. ❤️🦋

  6. My wife and I borrowed my sister-in-law’s house on Orcas Island for the last four days. Very peaceful until I look at how far behind I am at reading the Blogs of people I follow!

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