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The extra kiss, that extra hug

Your kids keep asking for at night.

Their blanket isn’t very snug,

And pillow isn’t feeling right


The water bottle you just filled

Is great but still not cold enough,

All prior wishes you fulfilled

Get lost in avalanche of stuff.


“Don’t close the door, no wait… please do”,

“You talk too loud, I cannot sleep”.

And then a sudden peekaboo

Just when you thought they’re counting sheep…

A few more straws and you are done.

You snap at them and raise your voice,

You tell them it’s no longer fun,

And they no longer have a choice.


“Just go to bed and don’t come out!”

“And if you do there’ll be a price!”

But as you’re rambling about

You catch a glimpse of their sad eyes…


And all your anger gets replaced

By crushing surges of regret.

Your hands embrace their little face

That you have managed to upset.


You say you’re sorry and you hug,

And get forgiveness right away.

Then tuck them in so they are snug,

Kiss them again so they’re OK.


Turn off the lights and close the door,

And smile because you love them so.

Your time – yours isn’t anymore

And won’t be till they fully grow.


But when they do you’ll be the one

Who begs to get that extra kiss.

So hug your daughter or your son

And treasure moments such as this!

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Allen Vaysberg is the founder of School of Human Potential and a successful entrepreneur who within the IT consulting industry built several multi-million dollar businesses. Although he was living the "American Dream", deep inside he knew something needed to change because even with all his successes, he still felt unfulfilled. Thus he began his transition away from IT.

He discovered that in order to live a fulfilled life he needed to pursue his soul’s purpose. By taking charge of his destiny and following his dreams Allen finally found peace and felt complete. Today he inspires individuals to live their essence and assists them in re-calibrating their lives. He does so through many different mediums including his coaching practice “Recalibrate Your Life”.

Allen is a Motivational Speaker, Syndicated Talk Show Host, Life Purpose Coach and Best Selling Author. His weekly radio program "School of Human Potential” brings guests ranging from Lisa Williams to Yakov Smirnoff and everyone in between.

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  1. I think this was a sweet reminder of how quickly time passes us by…My own three sons are fully grown now,with families of their own and no more “sweet kisses” until we see each other…Holidays, birthday visits, the phone calls..Make time everyone and thank you Allen…
    Brightest blessings…

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