A Novel Idea

Man’s life purpose
Is not to be happy or sad,
But wisely manage the time
That all of us have.

Our lives can be and adventure
Or a sentence to be served;
We can be a joy to others
Or a pain to be endured.

God made us in His image,
That’s hard to understand
But one thing I think’s intended
Is man’s attitude defines the man.

Animals seem naturally content
With how each was made,
But man seeks out contentment
Though finding it’s often delayed,

Until he stops and considers
What’s important and what’s not,
Cause it’s only then he’ll notice
It’s simply accepting what he’s got.

For in the end all that matters
Is not how many things we’ve amassed;
But did we love, enjoy, appreciate
Those divinely placed along our path.

For it’s the people we’ve encountered
As we’ve walked along the way
That have helped us truly find ourselves
And give meaning to every day.

So be thankful where God’s placed ya’
And life’s experiences along the way,
For each life’s an awesome journey
And God’s planned each night and day.

Our lives are like a novel
That start in chapter 1,
But to have a happy ending
The author must be God’s Son.

Mason Swinney


About menmourningmoments

I'm happily married, the Father of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Death is all around us but somehow we've managed to distance ourselves from it. Men, Mourning, Moments is about how the death of my son awakened me to life & the desire to seize every moment as though it were my last. It's about making sense of life in the good times and bad and allowing GOD to carry me and teach me through the hard times in life.
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