Joni Larlee shares her love for life, community, and clients in a variety of ways, but on this page, we are focused on her writing. What follows is a glimpse into Joni’s understanding, guiding, and loving heart. For more information about Joni, you can view our interview with her here, or you can visit her ‘business to live for’ page on our website, or you can visit her own website at www.mypassionation.com.
There’s a time to laugh and a time to cry,
a time to live and a time to die.
A time to be all you can be,
a time to let go, to watch and see.
A time to reach for all your dreams,
a time to rest, to trust, to lean
against the backdrop of God’s plan,
A gift that he has given man.
A time to learn what life’s about,
A time to believe, to let go of doubt.
Life comes in stages, can you not see?
There’s no one place that you should be
Embrace it all, go with the flow,
Just let it in and you will know that
Time itself is just a dream
and life is never as it seems
No, life is never as it seems
It’s just a piece of a larger dream.
Hand in Hand
I was lonely until I looked within
I was blind, and then I saw the light
I was deaf, and then I heard the word
I was lost, then I found the path
And through the trees we walked hand in hand
To a clearing unto a highway
Where we all joined hands and became One!
Shattered Dreams 2
When I was just a little girl my dreams were as big as this whole world
I smiled and laughed a lot you see, as I thought about all that I could be
I loved to sing and dance and play, for I knew great things would come my way
And then it came that fateful day, when God just whisked my Mom away
But why dear God, what did I do, did I not do enough for you?
I didn’t mean to be so bad, that you should make me feel so sad
This sad is deep, it won’t go away, I guess the pain is here to stay
No matter what I do or say, it doesn’t even help to pray
And then it happened one more time, you took a precious friend of mine,
my little friend who was so fine
He was just a little boy, who always brought me so much joy
His name was Gil this special friend, and then you made me sad again
Would it have helped had I been there, did you not know how much I’d care?
It didn’t matter much to you, that you should take not one but two
How can I trust you, how can I care, when you have left me in despair
Is there a reason I can’t see or are there other plans for me?
I hope someday my heart will know that the pain and the blame of long ago
Had nothing at all to do with me, and that it was just meant to be
I’d like to put all of that behind and release those echoes from my mind
The thoughts that tie me up and bind the love I feel within me
How could I misunderstand, that you just had a greater plan?
And in that plan I’m to be loved, not criticized by some God above
No matter what my mind may say, I will find peace of mind someday
And as I let go of all that’s past, I’ll find true happiness at last!
Child of the Universe
Child of the Universe thow shalt not be alone,
Child of the Universe you’ll always have a home
The bars on your prison were not built by me
Child of the Universe that was not meant to be
Veils of illusion have clouded up your sight
Lost in the darkness, the darkness of the night
I know that you are frightened and feel you are alone
You feel you are abandoned, a child without a home
Child of the Universe listen to my heart
Believe me when I say we will never be apart
Listen while I tell you what you really mean to me
You are my love, my precious friend, for life eternally
I live in you, I speak through you, I wait for you to see
For if you look deep in your eyes, what you will see is me
Child of the Universe we’ll never be apart
Child of the Universe you live within my heart
Trust that I love you and put your faith in me
Child of the Universe through me you will be free
Child of the Universe you’ll never be alone
Child of the Universe believe and you’ll be home.