PROMPT #285 – BE YOURSELF

I find myself of late needing to release the spirit within me. I’m not talking losing my religion or redefining spirituality. I am currently reading “Zen Life” by Daniel Levin. It almost reads like a collection of poetry. Open to any page and there’s a thought upon which to expound. I find it is giving me peace.

I came across the concept of “being yourself.”  Thank you, Captain Obvious! Most of us worry about how we come across to other people. But you shouldn’t worry about other people liking you or not liking you. We are all flawed people and we know we can be in error so much of the time. If people like you, they could be wrong. But in the same light, if they do not like you, they could be wrong. So, do not worry about their opinion of you. How do you like yourself? Choose a positive trait of yours and write that poem.

MARIE’S GOOD-N-SILLY SIDES:

One of my best traits:
Thankfulness comes easily.
I’m thankful for that.

Another good trait:
I’m easily contented.
I’m content with that.

And a third good trait:
I am easily amused.
That amuses me.

© Marie Elena Good 2020

POSITIVELY WALT:

WITH ALL MY HEART

Silence is a comforting companion,
a reminder that peace soothes
and love is the cure for
a heart left to languish.

 Even when it seems to be hopeless,
you find a way to embrace
life as the gift it is,
you are not far from
living to the fullest
in the throes of a lifetime love,

 Fondness of heart strengthens
In the absence of it, But above it all
You know that life is in the living,
And love is found in the giving.
For it is with all my heart that
I never feel abandoned for lack of it.

Love lives on.
A heart left to languish
In the throes of a lifetime love,
never feels abandoned for lack of it.

(C) Walter J Wojtanik

14 thoughts on “PROMPT #285 – BE YOURSELF

  1. DESIDERATUM

    If I
    should hie on high
    to the great hereafter,
    I hope I leave behind raucous
    laughter.

  2. Steady as She Goes

    Steady as she goes, that’s what Hubby said
    That’s about right, I suppose.
    Determined, wherever I’m led
    Steady as she goes

    Persevering, hubby knows
    Faithful, steadfast, forty years wed
    Plodding onward through highs and lows

    Tenacious, unwavering, full steam ahead
    Never stops, but often slows
    Step by step, till I’m dead
    Steady as she goes

  3. Nothing like being willy-nilly silly from time to time, eh, Marie. Your qualities come out in your comments.

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