Elli Michler (1921-2014)/
I don’t wish you all sorts of gifts./
I just wish you, what most people don’t have:/
I wish you time to be happy and to laugh/
and if you use it, you can make something out of it./
I wish you time for your doings and thinking,/
not only for yourself, but also to give away to others./
I wish you time – not to hastle and run,/
but time to know how to be contented./
I wish you time – not to pass just like that.
I wish that some of it may be left for you
as a time to marvel and to trust,
instead of just looking at the time on your watch.
I wish you time to reach for the stars,
and time to grow, to mature.
I wish you time to hope and to love.
There is no sense in putting this time off.
I wish you time to find yourself,
to see the happiness in each day and each hour.
I wish you time also to forgive.
I wish you: Time to live.