Surviving on this planet
Takes a great deal of strength,
For you face a lot of challenges
Which stretch you your full length.

Your mind is stressed
Your body, too
From all these those things
You feel you must do.

But recognize, please
The need for rest.
You need not always
Your body so test.

Put down your pen.
Turn off the TV.
Then walk in nature
Or simply “be.”

You cannot always
Walk around “on.”
Thinking if you don’t act now
The moment is gone.

There will always
Be more to do.
So first take time
To take care of YOU.