Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Simple Guide to Myself

There are days when I wake up in the morning and things are not the way I wished it would be…
That’s when I have to tell myself that things will be better and the sun will still shine.

There are times when people hurt me and let me down…
That’s when I keep reminding myself to trust it all to my God and offer all of it to Him.

There are trials and challenges I have to face along the way,
That’s when I have to be strong despite my meekness for I will always choose to stand and not to veer away on the wayside.

There are changes that I make in my life,
That’s when I have to struggle a stronger sense of myself. I always tell myself to grow up and it’s always not easy.

Life is a game, an endless journey.
I have to play otherwise; I will just stumble in the dark.
I have choices and it’s all up to me.
Somehow, I keep telling myself to stick on the good choices.

So when days come with frustrations and disappointments,
I will not quit. I will survive.
It’s not only me, it’s not all about me and mostly, it is what "living" is all about.
Shawie

8 Grateful Heart's Words:

Debbie said...

You know, today has been one of those very challenging days for me. Thank you for posting this and reminding me that we all have those days. Tomorrow will be better. Thank you Shawie, my friend.

Alicia said...

Shawie, did you write this? What a wonderful, uplifting message.

schizoshrink said...

You're right there. It's not always about us.. Keep that thought always.. God bless!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Yes, life is a challenge but we can overcome it by trusting God and doing the best way we can. Your poem speaks so much of your philosophy in life. Thanks for the meaningful poem. God bless you always.

Warren Baldwin said...

Good poem. This was my favorite line: "There are times when people hurt me and let me down…
That’s when I keep reminding myself to trust it all to my God and offer all of it to Him."

I think about how I let God down, and he doesn't give up on me. That is part of the fuel that encourages me not to give up on those who let me down. And you are right ... some of these disappointments we experience are the stuff of life! Good post. wb

Duni said...

Yes, life is a journey with ups and downs. Today has been a bit down for me, but I just trust that things will get better :)

""rare*jonRez"" said...

yes, life, while we're still on this earth is a mixture of this and that. but with God, everything will turn out great in the end! God bless you Shawie! :) i wish u well today and in the days to come!

Warren Baldwin said...

Hi, just popped in again to say thanks for visiting Family Fountain and leaving a nice comment! I, too, am learning a lot reading other people's blogs. I am primarily a book reader, but not blog reading is competing for a lot of attention!

I posted a short piece on marriage this morning which links to a larger article. I don't remember if that is the one you read the other day.

Thanks again for your visits. WB