What Matters?

By John Yurgens

Taking time to appreciate life and living

I know, you do.

At least you think you do.

I always thought I did

until I realized how close I came to death.

Now, I truly appreciate the little things in life

They were always there

I was, We are so caught up in our lives

We didn’t see them or acknowledge them.

I live my life intentionally, seeking the beauty

In every moment of every day

Little things like:

A child’s laughter, while playing in the fresh snow

A warm smile from a friend

Watching a sunrise or sunset

Made better sharing with someone special

Helping others

Offering hope and inspiration.


The love of Friends and family

Good coffee

A space to claim

As a new office

A Walk in warm rain

The early spring sun warming the face

Sharing time with good friends that make you laugh and feel loved

Sharing Written words

With friends and the world

All of these and many more I’m sure

Are life sustaining


John has a unique, and interesting story that cannot be condensed into such a small space. To read his full biography article about his family, his unfortunate stroke and how he found comfort and therapy in writing… here.

Don’t forget to check out John’s book – now available on Amazon!

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