From time to time, we need reminders about right thinking and the way to a peace-filled and successful life. The following poem is one of my favorites. It has been in my personal book of inspirational sayings that I have accumulated over the years. I hope you find it helpful as well.
Comes the Dawn
After awhile you learn the subtle difference between holding
a hand and chaining a soul.
And you learn that love doesn’t mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises.
And you begin to accept your defeats with you head up and
your eyes open.
With the grace of maturity, not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build all your roads on today because
tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After awhile you learn that even sunshine burns if you get
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure…
That you really are strong
And that you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn and learn…
With every goodbye you learn.
Author: Veronica A. Shoftstall
Affirmation for the Week:
I listen with my heart, watch my thoughts carefully, and create my own inner peace.
Have an inspiring week!