My life or Yours?

MY LIFE, OR YOURS?.......            

Wake up, what’s for breakfast, go to school and learn something new.

Come home, what’s for supper, feed the cats and play with the dog.

Time for bed, brush your teeth, say a prayer, see you in the morning – love you too.

Is this my life, or is it yours?

Weekend is here! Time for a break! Wait, a gymnastics competition and a hockey practice…

Mom’s fridge is empty… our laundry baskets are full…

I need some new shoes, and a sleepover planned.

Is this my life, or is it yours?

Sometimes I act silly, or feel grumpy, or want to be lazy, or can’t sit still.

Sometimes I get to hold a new baby, or dress up fancy to go to a wedding party,

Sometimes I lay on the couch when I don’t feel well, or wake up early because I’m so excited for my birthday.

Is this my life, or is it yours?

Mom says “Hurry up or we’ll be late!”... and she tells me to stop growing so fast…

I love to eat my vegetables, and sometimes I don’t.

Family picture day, school picture day, gymnastics pictures day, just another day…

Is this my life, or is it yours?

I love spring, I love summer, I love fall, I love winter.

I love popcorn and movies, I love playing games and just being me.

My family, my friends, my pets and my life - I have a busy life – I have a good life.

Do you know whose life this is yet? I hope not – that’s the way it should be. We are all so different, but yet we are all so incredibly the same. We have a couple of eyes and a mouth, we have a few ribs and a heart. We laugh, we cry; we walk, we run; we eat, we sleep; we kiss, we hug. We want to fit in, we want to be happy, we want to love and be loved, we want to make a difference.

So I will ask again, and I hope I don’t get an answer – is this my life, or is it yours?


Written by Cristalee, on behalf of Grace, and every other person who is so different, yet so incredibly the same…