Once in a while as time passes by
We need to take time to review
The life that we live as each day moseys on
To measure the old and the new.
For in the routine that we like to live,
There may be a call to find change,
A need to examine what always has been
And root out the odd and the strange.
We call them our habits
The things we do best,
The regular, common and true,
They bring us some comfort
And help on the way-
It is those that we need to review.
It may be the smoking of a cigarette,
Or eating too much at one time,
Or biting our nails, or fussing with stuff
Or trying to make all words rhyme.
Whatever the reason, the cause at the start,
The thing that seems just what we do,
Should make us aware of the things that we “don’t”
And decide to begin something new.
Perhaps change the route that we usually choose,
Or think about learning new things,
Or stopping to visit the neighbor next door
To relish what tomorrow brings.
If we are so comfortable with what we do,
We may just be caught in a rut.
Or from the outside, as those peering in
May see what they think is a nut.
So stretch who you are, extend what you do,
Experience life and release
The patterns you follow because they are yours
And you might stumble onto God’s…