I can only live this time one time;
the minutes, the hours, the day.
I will through adversity,
let malice be ignored,
and release the spite and pettiness
that today won’t be restored.
I will heed constructive views,
though they may appear flak,
and force unkind deeds and insults
to roll right off my back.
I will complete Acts of Kindness
in my own special style
not just for the benefit of others,
but because they make me smile.
My heart and soul are now content;
life’s blessings overflow,
and I will be the only one to blame
if I let these feelings go.
Cite: Ellis, L. (2011) Living Your Dash: Make Every Moment Matter. New York: Sterling Ethos Publishing, Inc.