Life is but a mirror,
Looking back at us.
Everything we do each day,
Should lead us to impress.
And sometimes when we need,
To see life differently.
We have that mirror to help us,
Change our view gently.
The eyes of everyone,
Also reflect back.
Mirrors come in different ways,
To show us what we lack.
But most importantly,
Don’t forget to always look.
Be your best
And life will look after the rest.
What we see and what we do
Are reflections of what is true
Don’t let your mirror reflect the things
That you do not want to come true.
Instead each day set your goals
Strive to complete, it is good for your soul.
Give life all you’ve got
Never look in the mirror and stop.
Catherine Pulsifer, © 2012
It is not the things you have done today,
That will haunt you through the year;
It’s the little things you didn’t do,
That will banish joy and cheer.
You did not say “thanks” for the kind deeds alone,
By a friend who lives next door;
You did not say one kind tender word,
To the man, with trials sore.
And the letter you planned to write today,
It was never penned by you;
A cheerful note would have meant so much,
To those far from home – and blue.
The aged lady, that lives down the way,
Whose loved ones, now, are few;
Would have been so pleased with a small bouquet,
From your garden, wet with dew.
These are the things that will haunt you by day,
And keep you awake by night;
It’s the little things that you didn’t do,
That will dim your normal sight.
Poet: Eldred Herbert
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 fountain 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 look around, it is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.
Worry never climbed a hill.
Worry never paid a bill.
Worry never dried a tear.
Worry never calmed a fear.
Worry never darned a heel.
Worry never cooked a meal.
Worry never led a horse to water.
Worry never done a thing you’d think it oughta.
Eleanor H Porter
There are some days you may feel,
As if things just aren’t going right.
No amount of attempts to avoid,
You step into the big mud puddle despite!
On these days to give up would be easy,
You’d like to just walk away.
And sometimes taking a step back,
May be exactly the right way.
But at a point you’ll have to decide,
If you’re going to let them win.
This is the time that you’ll look deep inside,
And see if you have it within.
When you are ready to take the next step,
And show that you are ready to fight.
Avoid what you can and it’s okay if you can’t,
Cause know matter what, you’ll be all right.
Julie Hebert, © 2012
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.
It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.
Breathe in the fresh air,
Put your mind at ease.
Let down your hair,
Let it flow in the breeze.
Let your eyes wander
To all the beauty to be seen.
If those toxic thoughts you still do ponder,
Then let out a scream.
Scream until the pain is gone,
Until you’re no longer feel afraid.
Open your eyes to a new dawn,
Let the darkness fade.
No longer compare yourself
Or your flaws to others’ perfections.
Take the negativity off the shelf,
Focus on your direction.
Pick the sadness up off the floor,
Sweep it into the wind.
Close the door on self-hatred,
Never let it back in.
For the lies it would often tell you,
You will no longer agree.
Happiness and love are what you should hold onto,
They are whom you should give the key.
Pay no attention to the toxic thoughts,
Listen to those who adore everything you are.
Overthinking was what you once were taught,
But now those thoughts you put in a jar.
Focus on your goals,
Never lose your fight.
It’s time to open new scrolls,
Everything will be alright.
Katy A. Brown