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Uplifting Poem On Cherishing Every Moment

My beliefs in life, because not everyone realizes just how precious it really is. Poem on living life to the fullest.

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Such a wonderful poem with precious advice! Most people seem to get inevitably entangled in the most peculiar behaviors so specifically characterized in homo sapiens: He gets tired of his...

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Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

Life is crazy
And totally unpredictable...
It's going to push you over,
Kick you while you're down,
And hit you when you try to get back up.
Not everything can beat you.
Things are going to change you,
But you get to choose which ones you let change you.
Listen to your heart,
Follow your dreams,
And let no one tell you what you're capable of.
Push the limits,
Bend the rules,
And enjoy every minute of it.
Laugh at everything.
Live for as long as you can.
Love all,
But trust none.
Believe in yourself,
And never lose faith in others.
Settle for nothing but only the best,
And give 110% in everything you do.
Take risks,
Live on the edge,
Yet stay safe,
And cherish every moment of it.
Life is a gift.
Appreciate all the rewards,
And jump on every opportunity.
Not everyone's going to love you,
But who needs them anyway?
Challenge everything,
And fight for what you believe.
Back down to nothing,
But give in to the little things in life,
After all, that is what makes you.
Forget the unnecessary,
But remember everything.
Bring it with you everywhere you go.
Learn something new,
And appreciate criticism.
Hate nothing,
But dislike what you want.
Never forget where you came from,
And always remember where you are going.
Live life to its fullest,
And have a reason for everything,
Even if it's totally insane.
Find your purpose in life,
And live it!


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  • Tshogyal Dema by Tshogyal Dema
  • 5 years ago

It is such a wonderful poem filled with beautiful advice on life. I really enjoyed it till the end. And it is very motivational and inspiring too. Really loved it.

  • Mohammad Ali Pirooz by Mohammad Ali Pirooz
  • 6 years ago

Such a wonderful poem with precious advice! Most people seem to get inevitably entangled in the most peculiar behaviors so specifically characterized in homo sapiens:
He gets tired of his childhood and hastens to grow up; then he becomes nostalgic about his childhood. To gain wealth, he would endanger his health; then to regain his lost health, he spends wealth. He lives as if he will never die; then he dies as if he has never lived. He thinks about his future so much that he loses today, while life is neither past nor future, but the present.

I absolutely loved this poem. Live life. There is so much wisdom in these valuable words. If only everyone could live their lives by these standards it would be a happier, better world. Wonderful poem!

  • Karenleehughes by Karenleehughes
  • 7 years ago

Was looking for a poem/reading to give our grandson's 18hh and leaving for university. Found this verse poignant to what we wanted to say to go through life!

  • Nathan Phillips by Nathan Phillips
  • 7 years ago

Thank you for sharing. The circumstances of life we all grow to understand are tools. Tools for which we need maintained and are overlooked often. It's easy to become lost and depressed when your focus is no longer seeing potential and achievements. Allowing others to frame decisions, make judgement, and employ actions in yourself that are uncharacteristic. Giving up is an option. The choices we make develop and give shape to the future. We can never forget that we are not the only ones affected by decision. The key, I feel, is the integrity and strength given to us by God as gifts, to encounter and embrace good and bad trials. To put knowledge into action, resulting in wisdom. Allow your heart to work in tandem with all elements. Find love in yourself to love yourself. Thank and appreciate life. It can be spectacular and fulfilling when we, at times, stop to really smell the roses.

  • Jidhin by Jidhin
  • 8 years ago

Very good one.... Really inspiring... When life beats you down start to learn something new and hate No one.... Never....

  • Lexi Chriscaden by Lexi Chriscaden, Washington
  • 9 years ago

This totally explains my life and how I want to live it. I feel that is how everyone should live life. Very great poem!

  • Leon by Leon
  • 10 years ago

I loved this poem. During mu darkest days, this poem lifts my spirit so I can fight another day.

  • Rim by Rim, Algeria
  • 10 years ago

that was absolutely amazing I'm actually speechless. I've never seen someone that can describe life as we truly live it. No one found the right words as you did so thank you for the inspiration.

  • Funokuhle Simelane Johannesburg by Funokuhle Simelane Johannesburg
  • 10 years ago

I am so touched by this poem and luckily enough it has found it's way to my heart. Thanks to the writer I highly appreciate your encouraging words that has change this mentality of mine to think actively today. Love

  • Morgan by Morgan, Canada
  • 11 years ago

I loved this poem so much that I am using it in my poetry anthology for school. The only problem is I need the authors name. Can anyone give me the author's name?

  • Betty by Betty, US
  • 11 years ago

I really love this poem! I would like to read it in my speech class. I can only share it if I have the author's name. Can anyone tell who's the author please?

  • Livelovelaugh by Livelovelaugh Poet
  • 12 years ago

I'm so happy that everyone has enjoyed my poem, I'm a really private person and when my friend saw this website she thought I should submit it and I felt safe enough to submit this poem and thank you for all the support, love you guys :)

  • Marie by Marie, B.C
  • 13 years ago

A poem like this deserves to be shared with the world , so many people out there live a life completely sheltered and never know what it can be or is about. It tells truth but also motivates. I have to stand up in front of my wrestling team and read out a speech and in it I think I will share this wonderful poem .

  • Kayleigh by Kayleigh, Texas
  • 13 years ago

This is a great poem! I'm using it for one of my speeches for a class. Problem is, I need the author. Help?

  • Krissy by Krissy, Akron Ohio
  • 13 years ago

I really really like this poem I have been looking all day for a good one to read in my speech class for school and this is the perfect one!!! It is very uplifting and inspirational I am happy I found it!!! Its very real and also true....Live life to the fullest!!!! Bless you all!!

  • Yamilet N by Yamilet N, Jersey City
  • 13 years ago

This poem is something that inspires me and it really touched me and everything that it mentioned was a very humongous truth that gave faith into me, but, I have one question who is the author?

  • Larry by Larry, Maine
  • 13 years ago

Just wanted to say that I loved reading your poem. Thanks it helped me get through this day.

  • linda hullum by linda hullum
  • 15 years ago

Yes it was very up lifting. In theses time life can be hard, and to hear words of faith and belief is very soothing.

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