Sunday, March 22, 2009

Inspirational Sunday

Bill Witcher, co-founder of Computer School for Seniors will be sharing words of encouragement, inspiration and hope with you each Sunday.

One of the great rewards of helping our senior students learn about the benefits of using their computers and the Internet as lifelong learning tools is that you start receiving emails from them. They comment on how much they appreciate what they have learned. They share stories about their families and they also forward many inspirational stories, photos and poems. Just this past week, one of our students sent me a poem that was written by a terminally ill young lady with cancer in a New York hospital. Her Doctor was so touched by it; he started forwarding it to his friends. It is beautiful and poignant.


Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round? Or listened to the rain…

Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight? Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down.

Don't dance so fast. Time is short.The music won't last.

Do you run through each day…on the fly? When you ask “How are you?”

Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores

Running through your head?

You'd better slow down

Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't last.

Ever told your child, we'll do it tomorrow? And in your haste,

Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a good friendship die…because you never had time

To call and say, “Hi”

You'd better slow down.

Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere, you miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift....

Thrown away.

Life is not a race.

Do take it slower

Hear the music

Before the song is over.

Bill Witcher is co-founder of Computer School for Seniors (

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The blog gets better by the week, Bill. Loved the poem today, and also the profile of Jim Whiddon yesterday.

Jane B.