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All It Takes Is One Project To Open The Door


Then There Is No Stopping You

The excitement builds automatically

No different than turning the key to your car on

Once the ignition has been started

You are off

You took the first step

The world awaits your arrival

Each step you take changes everything

The wonderful world that we know exists

Becomes only more amazing

Just when you thought it wasn't possible

It was

So as you venture on into the world

I feel your enthusiasm and nervousness

It is not just o.k. but beautiful in so many ways

I am not one to try new things

Yet I have no choice

Every day new experiences are thrust upon me

I can try to avoid them

Which I do often

Later I find out it is not only no help

But it takes me longer to accomplish the same thing

It is as if I walked backward to go to the next place

I will get there unharmed

I can also experience the same feeling walking

I don't see all the things I would see at the same time

In the end, I arrived and I begin to wonder

Isn't there an easier way?

Of course, my mind says this is what I am used to

This is familiar and safe to me

Even though other people walk forwards

I am scared and afraid

After a while, I can't keep up the pace they do

So I now have to turn around

It isn't so bad after all

Many of my unknown fears and worries have faded

I still time to time walk backward

A few people have also tried following me

They do it out of sheer amusement or curiosity

It isn't long before they also revert to their old way

I think if more people tried to understand

Life isn't just one way

It is a beautiful combination of both

We can all help each other even on our darkest days

The light will be bright and can be shared

There is way too much to go around

One person can never use it all

When we experience our biggest losses

We also experience our biggest gains

Life is funny that way

So as I rub the sleep out of my eyes from the day before

I will awake with a better understanding

That life is here to stay

Like it or not

It is up to us

To accept the things we love

Change the things we don't

Love each other through the process


DREAM ON (author) on July 20, 2020:

Ann Carr This turned out to be the hottest weekend of the summer. It hit 102 and high humidity. Very sunny and nice looking outside. Thank you for reading. Off to work have a nice afternoon.

Ann Carr from SW England on July 18, 2020:

Thank you. Our weekend is not as warm as it should be but I'm not complaining as there is no rain and no strong wind! I hope you enjoy yours too.


DREAM ON (author) on July 18, 2020:

Ann Carr In a world where many people see negative all around them at every turn. It is nice to see the sunshine and good things. When we have it rough and are having a tough time with things I find it the perfect time to soul search and reach inward and find what I can do to make it better. It is so different than what other people think and believe. It is not up to me to add to the problem and make it worse. Then I not only feel bad but have made other people suffer too. Instead, I try to make changes that I can learn from that will keep me from making the same mistake twice. It is not always an easy road to travel. In the long run, I feel it is the best way to live. Bringing joy to someone else's face keeps me happy and creates new possibilities that are endless. I am working for the weekend and it is going to be a hot one. I will make the best of it. Thank you so much for responding. Have a beautiful one too.

Ann Carr from SW England on July 17, 2020:

That's a lovely thing to say! Yes, positive results can come out of even the worst of situations. It's not always easy to see but eventually we realise. Enjoy your weekend!


DREAM ON (author) on July 17, 2020:

Ann Carr Each day we keep living our lives and enjoying what we love. There are good times and also some times that we don't want to remember. Unfortunately, the bad days are tough and sometimes stay longer than we want. When we are back to the good times we noticed that the bad situations in our life brought about some changes in our life that also produced a positive result. Thank you so much for reading and sharing your lovely thoughts. You always help make my hubs nicer by bringing out different parts that I didn't notice when I wrote it. Have a great day.

Ann Carr from SW England on July 16, 2020:

What a great summary of how to approach life! I especially like the lines,

'I think if more people tried to understand

Life isn't just one way

It is a beautiful combination of both'

This is upbeat, hopeful and a lesson to make the most of what we have and what we meet.


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