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Reflections. Sunday February 22, 2015

Sometimes I wake up and wonder
Why is life so hard,
What ? Really? No of course not,
That's not it, be positive, content,
Think of others, yes, that bit's easy.

Well, what is up with you then?
Nothing, nothing's up. I know I am strong,
I am coping, I always have.
I have so many skills, I can shine!

Everyone wants something,
I have to be so good,
mostly I enjoy it!
But now and again I feel the need.

So why the long face? I don't know!
Sometimes, I need someone to lean on,
someone who cares, someone who puts me first!
Is that so wrong?

That's a human trait,
maybe it's a good thing.
Maybe you are healing.Feeling!
That's it, feeling alive again.

So tomorrow, I suggest you wake up and wonder!
Yes just that. Wonder.
Wonder at the beauty of life.
That there is someone who cares.

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The Entertrainer Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 @ 5:49am

Thanks for this, Sarah.
There is something extra special when someone takes the time to share their message in poetic form.
Not only did I enjoy and benefit from your message, but also from the way you said it.
Thank you

Hopeful One Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 @ 7:52am

Hi Sarah- thank you for a sharing your thoughts so eloquently. Your thoughts brought to my mind the poem " The Guest House" by Jalal Al Rumi a 12th centuary Sufi poet, for he gives a different take on those thoughts.H e thinks of himself as a guest house throwing open his doors each morning where different guests arrive each morning over which he has little control like joy, a depression, shame ,the dark thought, malice or a meaness to name a few. Or a momentary awareness which comes as an unexpected visitor. His approach is to welcome and entertain xall those guests and meet them laughing at the door as they are messages from beyond.When one looks at things in that way one realises that these guests never stay for ever. May the lumb reek in your guest house to borrow a Scots phrase and mix my metaphors.

Anonymous Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 @ 9:12am

Very well, put, Sarah. There are so many words and sentences there that will fit everyone's, tomorrow. Well done:)
Just off to try and wonder at the nature and stay happy and thankful today, on a dog walk! Karen x

Anonymous Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 @ 9:13am

..oops...meant everyone's lives! K x

Anonymous Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 @ 9:14am

Ok, Hopeful have to explain may the lumb reek...! Karen x

Anonymous Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 @ 9:27am

Thank you, the daily sayings help a lot

Hopeful One Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 @ 9:39am

Hi Karen - I gather it means may smoke(reek) be seen coming from the chimney( lumb - chimney or fireplace in a croft) meaning one wishes the owner is warm ,cosy , well fed ,happy and with a life to look forward despite the conditions outside . Imagine a cold frost even snow outside.Hopeful one xx

Sarah Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 @ 12:47pm

Thank you Lex. I appreciate your comments very much

Sarah Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 @ 12:48pm

Thank you Karen

Sarah Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 @ 12:50pm

Wow Rumi! I will check that out thank you

Anonymous Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 @ 12:54pm

Hi Sarah, this is lovely. Thank you. I so agree --being able to wonder about the beauty of life is a healing thing. I am reminded of one of the times i was desperately depressed and asked silently for help. The sun was shining, and suddenly one of the stones in my ring caught the light and burst into the most intense spark of blue. I was, in that split second, lifted out of myself in surprise and wonder.....and proceeded to have a pretty good day. I hope you are having a good day. susan xx

Sarah Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 @ 2:18pm

Yes thank you especially with all the lovely comments

Anonymous Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 @ 2:42pm

There sure are lots of relevant thoughts in such a short poem and it ends on a really positive note too. Thanks, Sarah.

Anonymous Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 @ 4:40pm

Hello Hopeful One

This is brilliant and merits a blog on its own (please consider writing one - I always find your posts really thought-provoking and rich ...)

And thank-you Sarah; "Wonder" ... a much under-rated word and action in my humble opinion ...

Hopeful One Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 @ 5:56pm

Hi Frankie- heartfelt thanks. I will try and see if I can do a blog because you were indeed the catalyst for my last effort!

Anonymous Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 @ 8:02pm

What a compliment - thank-you! Frankie

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