Take Time

(Originally written January 1997)

As we enter a new year we are once again given the unique opportunity of “starting over” or “beginning again”. Each of us has the full 365 days before us to use as we choose. May I challenge you to “take time”…

Take time to think…
It is the source of power.

Take time to play…
It is the secret of perpetual youth.

Take time to read…
It is the foundation of wisdom.

Take time to pray…
It is the greatest power on earth.

Take time to love and be loved…
It is a God given privilege.

Take time to be friendly…
It is the road to happiness.

Take time to give…
It is too short a day to be selfish.

Take time to re-create…
It builds a scrapbook of memories.

Take time for God…
It turns into eternity.

Presented by Bob D. Foster of Lost Valley Ranch, Sedalia, CO

And as we look forward to this new year, I would wish that you may enjoy it to the fullest…

May you laugh often
May your coffee be hot
May your steaks be tender
May your taxes be reduced
May your traffic lights be green
May your planes fly on schedule
May you sleep until the alarm goes off
May your bank balance never be in the red
May your gains be great and your pains be few
May you work hard, play vigorously and rest easily
May you always have change for the parking meter
May your summers be cool and your winters be warm
May your service in the restaurant be worthy of a tip
May you never have more than one child in college at a time
May your trips to the dentist be for cleaning and polishing only
May your care get the mileage per gallon that you were told to expect
May you be privileged to pay your life insurance premiums another year
And may you just keep on being the person you are in the New Year!

(Anonymous)

Taking time to enjoy the moment,

Kent

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About kenthumphreys
Kent Humphreys has been a business leader for over forty years. He also served as CEO of FCCI/Christ@Work for six years and now serves as their worldwide ambassador, speaking, writing, and mentoring young leaders. He continues to be active in distribution, private equities, and real estate. Kent and his wife Davidene have written six books together. They have three children and eight grand-children.

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