December 11, 2017

Message from the President

As your AAHP President,  l wish you aII a Very Merry Christmas and much happiness in the New Year! Please take time for yourselves to enjoy and relax over the holidays – after all, YOU DESERVE IT!!!

During this hustle and bustle of Christmas l would Iike to share with you a poem written by a terminally ilI teenager.  She wanted us to slow down, Iive Iife to the fullest, and be grateful for each day. I believe we could aII Iearn from her simple words of wisdom.

SLOW DANCE

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go round

Or Iistened to the rain slapping the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight

Or gazed at the sun lnto 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 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 their sorrow?

Ever lost touch, Iet a good friendship die

Cause you never had time to call and say ”Hi’?

YOU 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 throughout your day

 It’s like an unopened gift….thrown away.

LIFE IS NOT A RACE, DO TAKE IT SLOWER,

HEAR THE MUSIC, BEFORE THE SONG IS OVER

Merry Christmas and be careful out there! Cheers to a great 2018!

Virginia Whitten BSW, RSW

President, AAHP