How would you do things differently
Knowing tomorrow would never come?
If when the sun rose this morning
You knew it was your last one.
Would you pick up the phone
And call everyone you know?
For no other reason than to offer
A genuine hello.
Would you turn off social media
Venture out of the house instead?
Not scrolling through the lives of others
From the comfort of your bed.
Would you take the opportunity
To drive up and down the coast?
Take a walk amongst the sand dunes
And see the things which matter most.
Would you savour going shopping
Say hi to all you see?
Help someone who needs it
Kindness after all, is free.
Would you give yourself permission
To see your house as a home?
Not an endless list of things to do
To appreciate, not moan.
Would you look back at old photos
Laugh at what you wore?
Remembering those special times
Etched in time forever more.
Would you stop feeling guilty
For when things didn’t go right?
Accept that life isn’t as easy
We’re humans, we all fight.
The time for regret is over
Make time for here and now.
Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed
Make that your new life vow.