I will reach higher;
If I happen to fall,
I will get up,
Dust myself off
And try again.
I will look farther;
If I don’t see at all,
I will grow still,
I will hope stronger;
Obey the deeper call
Of my own heart;
The soft voice of
My inward friend.
Possibilities come our way each day;
Are you watching for them?
No one really knows how they’ll appear
Or what they’ll look like.
Sometimes, they hide in comments made by friends;
Are you listening for them?
Subtle words form riddles and puzzles
That want to be solved.
Opportunities will stand in plain view;
Are you welcoming them?
They love to be noticed and embraced
So that you succeed.
We see and hear so many things
That violate and trouble our souls;
It’s time for us to step away
For refreshment that heals all our woes.
Stop to consider the beauty
That surrounds and greets us each day:
Smiling faces, music and love;
Sights and sounds to cheer in every way.
Plains and mountains, deserts and hills;
Fragrances from blossoms so sweet;
Sunshine or rain, clouds and blue sky;
Cold winters, spring warm and summer heat.
Things that injure seem plentiful;
Out numbering all that is right
But if we pay close attention,
We’ll find beautiful things that delight.