Stand By My Belief
I am not bound to win; but I am bound to be true.
I am not bound to succeed; but I am bound to live by the light that I have.
I must stand with anybody who stands right;
Stand with him while he is right; Part with him when he goes wrong.
I will stand by my belief. Always.
I almost gave in. I almost lost.
This day almost got to me.
Into the air my hands I tossed.
Almost walked away. Almost Cried.
Almost threw caution into the wind.
Happiness for myself, I almost denied.
I felt a brush of love against my face.
Wings wrapped around me in a warm embrace.
I heard a whisper into my ear…
“Don’t you ever give up, I’m right here.”
THE ART OF GIVING
We give of ourselves when we give gifts of the heart:
love, kindness, joy, understanding,sympathy, tolerance, forgiveness.
We give of ourselves when we give gifts of the mind:
ideas, dreams, purposes, ideals,principles, plans, inventions, projects, poetry.
We give of ourselves when we give gifts of the spirit:
prayer, vision, beauty, aspiration,peace, faith.
We give of ourselves when we give the gift of words:
encouragement, inspiration, guidance.
Emerson said it well:
“Rings and jewels are not gifts,but apologies for gifts.The only true gift isa portion of thyself.”
FROM THE ART OF LIVING BY WILFERD A. PETERSON
The Road not Taken
by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
and sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
and looked down one as far as I could
to where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
and having perhaps the better claim
because it was grassy and wanted wear;
though as for that, the passing there
had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
in leaves no feet had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less travelled by,
and that has made all the difference
New Year’s Reality Check
Another year, another chance
To start our lives anew;
This time we’ll leap old barriers
To have a real breakthrough.
We’ll take one little step
And then we’ll take one more,
Our unlimited potential
We’ll totally explore.
We’ll show off all our talents
Everyone will be inspired;
(Whew! While I’m writing this,
I’m getting very tired.)
We’ll give up all bad habits;
We’ll read and learn a lot,
All our goals will be accomplished,
Sigh…or maybe not.
I miss you, dear freind,
When you were within my reach,
I failed to hold on to you.
I took you for granted as a tool to get what I wanted.
I have hurt you.
I made you cry
with my words so sharp like a sword,
That tore your heart
But you were ready to forgive me,
and go on, as if nothing has happened.
Now that you are miles away,
I realize your true worth.
My heart yearns for you.
I just wanted to see you once,
to hear your voice just once….
to know that someone cares for me,
more than himself
Please come back
and give me a chance to win you back.
Why not I
Today, many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. Why not I?
Today, many will open their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them. Why not I?
Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable power of today. Why not I?
Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by looking at the blessings of the present. Why not I?
Today, for many the burden of self doubt and insecurity will be lifted by the security and confidence of empowerment. Why not I?
Today, many will rise above their believed limitations and make contact with their powerful innate strength. Why not I?
Today, many will choose to live in such a manner that they will be a positive role model for their children. Why not I?
Today, many will choose to free themselves from the personal imprisonment of their bad habits. Why not I?
Today, many will choose to live free of conditions and rules governing their own happiness. Why not I?
Today, many will find abundance in simplicity. Why not I?
Today, many will be confronted by difficult moral choices and they will choose to do what is right instead of what is beneficial. Why not I?
Today, many will decide to no longer sit back with a victim mentality, but to take charge of their lives and make positive changes. Why not I?
Today, many will take the action necessary to make a difference. Why not I?
Today, many will make the commitment to be a better mother, father, son, daughter, student, teacher, worker, boss, brother, sister, & so much more. Why not I?
Today is a new day!
Many will seize this day.
Many will live it to the fullest.
Why not I?