Is not a given.Sometimes you’re just sayingWhat needs to be said,But no one’s ready to hear it.Other times you’re speaking upThinking you are doing it for othersBut you’re really setting yourself free.And other times you just have a tough crowdAnd they are not the kind of peopleWith an ear for what you have to say.Not […]
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Is truly unnecessary.Most of us won’t be rememberedGenerations from now.And maybe that’s not as devastatingAs it feels.Its a liberationTo be here in the momentAnd not demand that it be Instagram worthy.Being finite is not a weakness,As though it were something to be resisted.A life doesn’t need to echo through timeTo be well lived.We are not […]
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Maybe this idea ofLife with no limitsIs a scam.Yes, we are capable ofA great number of things-But not everything.We want it allBut we will never haveEnough space for itAnd despite the inventionOf video callsWe can only beIn one place at a time.Its unfortunate thatIt usually takes a fewCrash and burnsTo embrace our actual condition.There are […]
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Are not the ones you takeTo say a heartfelt thank you.They are not in the extra momentsYou spend listeningBefore speaking,And they aren’t among the timesYou take outTo rest and take care of yourself.All too often we workaholics forfeitSimple life-giving actionsClaiming we have no time to waste.Yet often the sweetest treasuresOf our journeyAre not found in […]
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Much is spoken about“Hitting the ground running”But in earnest,Changing any part of your lifeDemands patience.We can’t always moveAt the pace of our ambition,And despite our best effortsTo never be slow,Many a great thingStarted slowly.Inertia is the first step of motion,It’s the feeling of knowing there’sA race to be runBut not quite havingThe strength in your […]
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Dear LORD, I never want to forget That you are all-satisfying And that You have my best interests At heart Infinitely more than I do. I’ve made an application Hedged my bets Taken a leap of faith And now I find myself in limbo Waiting Hoping Day dreaming about how life would be With a […]
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In the early daysYou typically can’t affordTo hit the snooze button,You don’t have enough of a track recordTo be afforded the benefit of the doubt,You can’t afford a psychologistTo help you work out yourMental angstAnd you can’t affordTo be sick.In the early daysOf many endeavorsYou are your own engine,You must self regulateAnd self motivate.Sometimes all […]
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Why volunteer? Some of us raise our hands Because we believe in a cause, Having stumbled across something noble We decide, despite the odds, To throw ourselves into it Headlong. Others of us raise our hands Because the alternatives Are so hard to sit with, So hard to reconcile, So hard to untangle the knots […]
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God didn’t waitUntil day number sevenTo say‘Ít is good.’He said it fromThe very first day.Before the seas were teemingWith fishOr the skies punctuatedWith constellations,Or the hills and fieldsWere filled with tall grass and fragrant flowers.No, on that first dayWith having justSeparated light from darkness,He pronounced satisfaction,Happiness,Delight, even.Joy along the wayIs often hard to findBecause we […]
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Mean you’ve got a got a foot in the doorYou’ve just gotten startedYou have no track recordNo one knows what you’re capable ofAnd to be honest, neither do you.You don’t know what’s round the corner,Whether the stories you’ve been toldAbout it being a ‘dead end’ are trueOr if the future doors that were advertisedWill one […]
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