Rehearsing the future

Is impossible of course. There is no way of practicing what is yet to come. As we make plans for such an uncertain year It’s tempting to only feel confident When we have thought through and made plans for Every eventuality. But we’ve never actually known for certain what a day will bring, And much […]

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Overlook

What have you overlooked lately? Who’s love have you taken for granted? What experiences in your past Have you chosen to despise That actually led you to where you are now? Who’s praise did you brush off too quickly? All too easily we find ourselves Retelling stories of how we’ve been shortchanged; Making much of […]

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Impatience

Is not discouraged enough. With so many images on our news feed Of other people living their best lives; Reaping harvests and claiming awards, Its easy to excuse each other For feeling like good things Don’t come to those who wait. Patience may be out of fashion But it’s definitely not obsolete. Patience is not […]

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YOGTO

You Only Get Today OnceUnlike YOLOThis is not an endorsement of a scarcity mindsetAs though we should behave as though this moment is all that we have.It’s not.We have a historyAnd God willing we have a future,And today is an opportunity to tip the arcThat connects our past and our future in a particular direction.The […]

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Fumes

Don’t waste your frustrations. Not everyone sees what you see, Or feels as deeply about it as you do Which is why you need to make good use Of those fumes. Maybe you really could do it better, But it’s much easier to point out a problem Than offer a better way. Unwritten books will […]

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Yes

At the moment he said yesHe had no way of ever being quite ready for it all.For what would later come with his decision.He had made his calculationsAnd had an inkling of what it could be,But until the reality of it came upon himHe would never really know the cost.After this, there would be thingsHe […]

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Expectations

We don’t expect much from infants.We feel lucky for getting a smile out,A giggle is like a million bucks.Little humans have no heavy expectationsAnd we expect nothing from them.We tell them,‘’Simply exist.’’And so they do. With each passing dayThey grow olderAnd the expectations begin to mount.Before we know it, we have a rambunctious childOn our […]

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Leaps of faith

You probably should not take one everyday,Because, by nature, they do not always work out.Real leaps involve real risks.The consequences can be devastatingThe weight of disappointment canDrive the air right out of your lungs,Leave you flat on your back.Winded.Dashed hopes don’t mend quickly.That voice in your head will not hesitateTo say ‘I told you so’.And […]

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By Zero

Many of us have more ideas and aspirations Than tangible accomplishments. You may have little in your hands But there is possibility just beyond your present reality In the realm of your imagination. Sometimes you can almost taste it. But your thoughts need feet. Your best intentions Multiplied by zero action Gives you a grand […]

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