Endings are Beginnings

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Death is imminent

but so is birth

failure is part of life

success often follows failure

everything comes to a close

and other doors open

what goes up, must come down

but what goes down, must come up

beginnings have an ending

and endings are beginnings

the ashes that were left in the forest

are fertility for trees to grow

mourn the end, if you must

rise from the fire and begin

that’s life

We are but a moment

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We are but a moment in life

we are born into circumstances

influenced by environments

shaped by words and thoughts

developed by our own beliefs

we morph through life

and if we are wise enough

we learn, accept, and grow abundantly

regardless

we are but a moment

granted life on earth

If You Only Knew

If you only knew how brave you are

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you would not bow your head to slander

you would not make pain your normal

you would not silence for comfort

you would not put yourself last

If you only knew how capable you are

you would take on that job

sing that song or dance

you would ask that question

without fear of the answer

If you only knew how much room there is

you would take up space

wish everyone well

you would be abundant and give

you would overflow

but you must know yourself

to know how brave and capable you are

to step into any room and shine

Celebrate Anyway

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when someone is happy

some are happy for them, some are not

some mean well, some are just mean

some congratulate, some discriminate

some wish you the best, some wish at best

when someone is happy, the ones who are sincere

will be happy and cheer

some will pretend, then just wait for you to clear

your job is not to change people, or yourself

your job is to learn the difference

in some

celebrate anyway

Winding Roads

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Winding Roads

Keeping scores

sometimes sores

sometimes shallow words

they turn left and right

sometimes dead ends

sometimes one way

the weather affects visibility

for some blinding

but driving through

is like a baby walking

the more you do, the more you can see

through the fog

Gratitude Liberates

Gratitude Permeates

Through the nothing works for me

Or the perception of a “bad day”

It is a sour solemn moment after all

Not a Day

Gratitude Liberates

Through the engulfing of labeled bad streaks

Through the realization of so many peaks reached

You realize it is not breached perception

A descending constipation

But instead a permeable liberation

To appreciate what actually is

Because Gratitude Liberates

Abundantly

Experience or Resilience

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Experience or Resilience

Experience is going through something

Learning the Lesson, Reaping the Blessing

Resilience is overcoming, not undermining

The Struggle

The fact that it was never easy

Be Resilient, but far most important

Learn from the Experience

so you never repeat the pattern of struggle

again.