When you encounter those

who seem to know who they are,

who don’t measure life

by the size of their house

or the emblem on their car.


Take note,

pay attention,

for you may see

someone who shows you

a new way to be.  

For those who measure life

not in things,

live their life without so many strings.


They free themselves

to matter and to care,

which also frees them,

to love and to dare.


And if this is someone you want to be,

today is a good day to get started,

wouldn’t you agree?