Have You

October 5, 2022

Have You
Have you taken time to think and look around once in a while
Have you taken time to hear the rhythm of your heartbeat and thank God for the gift of life
Have you taken time to look in the mirror and feel proud of how uniquely you are created
Have you taken time to relax and breathe easy once in a while?

Have you taken the time to get up early and smile at the rising sun
Have you glanced at the night sky and watched the shining stars?
Have you felt the morning breeze and evening chill
Have you taken the time to realize that each day is beautiful and special in its own way?

Have you taken the time to walk around and see the beauty of nature
Have you heard the birds chirping and the noise of children playing
Have you taken time to water the thirsty plants and smell the wet soil
Have you felt the tickle of water on your hands
And the sprinkling rain on head

Have you taken the time to wish your neighbour and share a bright smile with a stranger standing by
Have you taken the time to appreciate and encourage someone for their good work
Have you felt the need to share and show someone your care

Have you taken time to revisit the beautiful memories of your life and thank people for making you smile?
Have you shared a hearty laugh with your friend and cried your heart out when u felt left
Have you taken time to thank your family for their love and support and made efforts to make them proud

Have you taken the time to cook a special meal for your loved ones and feel the joy in their eyes
Have you felt the joy of singing aloud till your throat ached
Have you taken time to sway to the music in the arms of your loved ones
And play and jump with the little kids around.

Have you once wiped the tears and consoled a saddened soul
Have you felt the joy of sharing and the warmth of caring
Have you once forgiven wholeheartedly and made efforts to forget the hurt and pain
Have you felt the joy of doing what you like and taking time to rewind

Life is what you make it
The little joys of life are hidden in things you least expect
Live and love life always.


From the archives:




By Sonal Lobo
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Comment on this article

  • Percy D'souza, Mangalore/ mumbai

    Wed, Oct 12 2022

    Very well written 📝 🥰 God bless you dear

  • Apoorva, Bangalore

    Tue, Oct 11 2022

    Felt like a much needed reminder to me. Thank you ❤

  • Sharon Rego, Cordel/Dubai/Bangalore

    Mon, Oct 10 2022

    Beautiful Sonal Such an eye opener!

  • Kedhar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Oct 08 2022

    Have you taken time out to read lovely poems by Sonal? I have !

  • Arun Patrao, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 07 2022

    Good one. Ms. Sonal you must write more Love to read your writings.

  • Irene Sequeira, Derebail/USA

    Fri, Oct 07 2022

    Very nicely written. Keep it up

  • Ronald Mathias, Mangalore/Bahrain

    Thu, Oct 06 2022

    Beautifully scripted...very nice.

  • Martha, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 06 2022

    Very well written.. very simple words. Beautiful 👍

  • Joe Britto, Nakre/Bamgalore

    Thu, Oct 06 2022

    Great One Sonal .

  • Vinola, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 06 2022

    Excellent. I am usually hesitant to read any long article, but I always make it a point to read write ups from Sonal, they are simple yet so beautiful. Really love the way you write.

  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Oct 06 2022

    Dear Sonal ,its long now you have written .Was thinking why ?Now it is there beutiful and meaningful than ever .Thank you for these lines .Yes we do sometimes ,sometimes dont .Its without thinking.But in future we will do.Keep on writing ,inspiration to all.God bless you.

  • William, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 05 2022


  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    Good one! Doing all above or most and if one trusts God and calmly breath in and breath out (Divine spirit) most of the time then one is living life to the fullest!

  • John Monteiro, Bondel, Mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    I regularly read her published submissions. I am happy to endorse the deservedly nice responses about her writings. Pl. keep it up.

  • Dr Austin Prabhu, Chicago

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    Good writing Sonal, I love to read your writings. They’re very touchy-feely and very meaningful. Keep on writing; we love you!

  • Alisha, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    Awesome..well written👌

  • Santhosh, Bengaluru

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    Very well written. Enjoyed reading it.

  • Naveen Dsouza, Kuppepadav

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    Good poem. It makes to think about past.

  • shahbaz tharannum, Bangalore

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    Nice one 🙂

  • Sandesh, Bengaluru

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    Beautifully articulated. Simple words but profound meaning. Loved it

  • Ashwini R, Bangalore

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    Lovely Sonal❤️ thought provoking!

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