Enjoy a Slow Dance with Mom Today

Written by Scott May 9, 2010

Slow Dance by David L. Weatherford

Written by: Scott Dinsmore

In honor of Mother’s Day today, I though I would share a poem that’s been instrumental in my life and those around me. I hope it has the same effect on you. It was first brought to me by Tim Ferriss and I have kept it as a guiding light ever since-framed next to my front door in fact.

Slow down and take the time to appreciate your mother today. Without her where would you be?

Slow Dance

by David L. Weatherford

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round,
or listened to rain slapping the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight,
or gazed at the sun fading into the night?

You better slow down, don’t dance so fast,
time is short, the music won’t last.

Do you run through each 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 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 see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a friendship die,
’cause you never had time to call and say hi?

You 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 isn’t a race, so take it slower,
hear the music before your song is over.

Happy Mother’s Day to my mother and every other mother around who make all of this possible. It’s time we slow down and enjoy what you all have created. Thank you!

What has been the most important lesson you’ve learned from your mom? How do you remind yourself to slow down and appreciate her? Share your experience in the comments section below.

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