Take Time to Cherish Your Life: Inspiration is Everywhere
Written by Lisa Montanaro | August 29, 2010

I came across this old Irish prayer in my Inspiration file recently and fell in love with it all over again. It helps me take a step back and cherish my life. It is a great reminder to TAKE TIME for the things that matter. I hope it inspires you too!

Take time to Work; it is the price of success.

Take time to Think; it is the source of power.

Take time to Play; it is the secret of perpetual youth.

Take time to Read; it is the foundation of wisdom.

Take time to Be Friendly; it is the road to happiness.

Take time to Dream; it is hitching your wagon to a star.

Take time to Love and Be Loved; it is the privilege of the gods.

Take time to Look Around; it is too short a day to be selfish.

Take time to Laugh; it is the music of the soul.

Meet the Author

Helping others be the best versions of themselves gets me jazzed!

I’ve worn many hats in my lifetime—often at the same time—while enjoying fulfilling careers. I’ve been a performer, teacher, sign language instructor, lawyer, career counselor, law professor, coach, consultant, mediator, entrepreneur, speaker, trainer, writer, and author. 

I’m an eternal optimist and life-long learner, constantly researching ways to improve personal and professional effectiveness. And it brings me great joy to then pass on the results of that persistent curiosity to my clients and audiences. 

Of all the career hats I’ve been privileged to wear, my favorite is owner of this business since 2002. Why? Because it provides me the opportunity to work with wonderful organizational and individual clients. On any given day, I get to connect deeply with audiences, work with dedicated teams, improve workplaces, watch clients have a-ha moments, and know I’ve made a difference in their lives and careers. And that is very satisfying.