The Time To Be Glad


"A young man lives in the future

an old man lives in the past.

For youth, time is moving too slowly,

for age it is moving too fast.


A young man dreams of the gladness

the years just before him will bring.

An old man dreams of his pleasures

when life held the magic of spring.


But youth and age are in error,

the present alone can convey

the joy and cheer and contentment

we seek as we journey life's way.


Today is the time to be happy,

no matter how young or how old.

It's always today that must bring us

the blessings our fortunes unfold."

      -William Hawthorne.