My mind is full of things
Tasks, responsibilities, and worries
Trying to push the troubling tales aside
Set my mind working on whatever is here at the side
They say all we have is now
But my now is a long list and day by day seems to grow
Work a little at a time, it will be done somehow
Try to focus and live at this moment, we are here to enjoy right now
So with this coffee that I am drinking, today I’m ready to begin
I will walk through this day and keep rolling
Let’s not allow ourselves to be upset by small things
The time is running don’t waste it by worrying
I give thanks for the day before
Smiles, moments of connection, those adventures
Faces of that day, today I remember
Those are just a few of our life hidden treasures
Another day to receive a blessed gift of this day
Let someone’s tomorrow start with the memory
A memory of your smile you gave today
Memories that would not fade away
Is there only one way to be smart?
Other person is great at math, but can’t spell
Some can memorize everything easily, does that make them smart?
I had completed my education, but I felt like I was missing something
There were those pop-quiz days, other children would be marking their tests
I sat and wondered if I had missed a day or something
I remember images, I remember faces
I may pass someone on the street and then recognize them months later
I have friends who were good in school, but I wonder about their life skills
I know people who never got less than an A
but can’t seem to make their mind up about life issues
I admired some of them because they are good in following orders and I’m not
There are a wide variety of everything
Many different types of rocks, mammals, and smarts
One person can remember all of the state capitals, others know how to bake
We know, life would be less without either one
For me, everything comes down to rainbows
In everything, all colors of the rainbow are represented
We all have our own way of looking at things
All points of view are helpful in one way or another
If someone pushes their intelligence on you
Be smart enough to understand that it’s not knowledge but imagination
Be smart enough to think that life is not a competition
Smile and forgive them
Are you happy and smiling? You should be. You are awake, alive and able to read.
This morning I feel the need to remind all of us that our personal happiness is important. Throughout your life sorrows will bombard your plans but it’s important not to become those problems.
Don’t let life’s troubles crush you. Life has those high times and they keep coming too. When life takes something away from you, your hand is left open for the new.
Good things are coming at you just as the bad things did and they will need your energy too.
Your happiness and personal peace are important to hold on to.
Find the little things in everyday life that make you happy.
In times of trouble, it is not selfish to be happy, your body requires it too.
The people around you will be comforted by your smile and may join you.
Don’t let life crush your spirit. Embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
Let life’s challenges lift you up with hope and love because remember you only have one life to live.