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Sunday, January 3, 2016

What Really Matters



To get up from sleep
To get dressed (or not)
To be kind to someone
To give and receive inspiration and affection
To make love
To witness
To be 

Copyright © 2016  Susan L. Chast





Posted for Poets United 

Poetry Pantry #284



26 comments:

Mary said...

Yes, those ARE indeed things that really do matter!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

These are the little things in life which really matter. Delightful read :D

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Magaly Guerrero said...

This is wonderful! Simple, balanced, deliciously alive... a New Year's gift. Thank you, Susan! ♥

Truedessa said...

I agree those are things that matter. I have been doing some meditation myself these last couple of weeks. It does give one a new perspective in the journey.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely...happy new year.

Gillena Cox said...

luv the question of your video "What really mattered"

it can be not just a new year question but a day end question through out the whole of 2016. Thanks for sharing your poem and video

Wishing you health happiness and lots of creative essence in 2016

much love...

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

All we need for happiness...these matter most! Happy New Year!

NataĊĦa Dolenc said...

indeed!

purba chakraborty said...

Indeed. Very true and meaningful.
Wish you a very happy new year :)

brudberg said...

A great sentiment - yes that does matter

Myrna R. said...

It's so important to know what matters and what doesn't. I like these thoughts as we begin a new year. Hope we all focus on what matters.

R.K. Garon said...

YES!
ZQ

James Toma said...

that's All that Glitters Susan! those are what makes a good soul exist!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes. This is it. Exactly. Perfect!

Bodhirose said...

All good things that really matter. I especially like choosing to not get dressed. Today is one of those stay-in-my-jammies days.
Gayle ~

Mama Zen said...

Exactly.

Old Egg said...

How important all of these are but are so easily put aside as unimportant but they are what makes us feel alive and good about ourselves.

totomai said...

The last line - To be - is a perfect definition to start the year. It's vague but it's not. :-)

Happy New Year, Susan.

Wendy Bourke said...

Ah-h-h these small mercies. A succinct and eloquent write.

kaykuala said...

To be exactly what one chooses to be. No one should be allowed to shape the destiny of others against their will.

Hank

Sumana Roy said...

Absolutely!

Loco mente said...

You said it right... This all that matters :)

Shivani Ahuja said...

To witness
to be.
Amen!

Kerry O'Connor said...

How very true and what a good time to be reminded of these points.

Anonymous said...

Your priorities are superb!

Jae Rose said...

Those are indeed the best things - i am sure you are well on your way to being Mrs Mindfulness also!