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Designed to Do Good


If I Was Part Human Part Machine

How can I be of great service ?

To do all the jobs no one else can do

It is my privilege

To work long and hard

I get a deep satisfaction and self reward

Being put to the test

I begin where other people fail

I work in the present

I think ahead

What can happen next ?

I don't let the possibilities scare me

I know what real dedication and persistence can accomplish

I look at each problem

As a gift

Then practice my wonderful skills and talents

Success must come

There is no way it can not

The unexplained is just that

A series of events that we haven't found the answers to yet

Time is on my side

I can work day and night

I don't need lunch breaks

No pay raises or personality conflicts

No days off

I have no problem working straight through the holidays

You do the math

I take what worked in the past

Add a little ingenuity and creativity

I can think outside the box

I try new ideas that may not make sense at this moment

From this I see a unique advantage

I can do anything If I put my mind to it

It's o.k. for you to give up

Quite normal and expected

Next time you are hot tempered and upset

About things not going your way

Problems that you won't take the time to fix

Step aside and let me do my thing

Yes you can be replaced

By a smarter and more intelligent

Human race


DREAM ON (author) on November 23, 2017:

Ann Carr My nieces and nephews remind me all the time. Loving the day for what it is. Special and so much fun. Not about what we have or what we do for a living. It's all about enjoying time together and creating laughter. Thank you for reading and commenting. May today bring one more smile.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 23, 2017:

Yes, my grandchildren remind me how much fun and delight there is in the world.

DREAM ON (author) on November 22, 2017:

Ann Carr I think too often we all see what is bad in the world but we forget to enrich our lives with all the good. When babies our born they are innocent and glow with the love of life. As time passes people hear the crying baby or feel the expense, time and effort they require. The beauty is always so much greater and stronger. Very few people keep all the greatest moments circulating. They bring up and remember the difficult times more. I say bring out the old baby photos hang them on the wall. Celebrate all that is good. What a great miracle it is. If we can see the love and devotion in one baby now it is easier to see it through out the world. Thank you for reading and sharing.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 22, 2017:

Great stuff! I like the pace and rhythm of this and it exudes enthusiasm and hope.


DREAM ON (author) on November 22, 2017:

Michael-Milec Each day is so different than the next. There are also so many things the same. The combination of both gives us a delightful world of happiness and amazement. We can constantly build on our good traits and work on our short comings. Making this life more beautiful than the people before us. Thank you for your special comments and encouragement. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Michael Milec on November 21, 2017:

Enthusiasm means I can. Yours is fabulous willingness to carry out the mission given you by the creators. Every one of us is sent out to the world with a unique mission. Here we are to live onto the glory of God and the welfare of the neighbor. And whatever we do out of love, comes back to us in manifold rewards in health and happiness. Subsequently we become busier counting many blessings.

Happy thanksgiving to you and to all you love.

DREAM ON (author) on November 21, 2017:

Gypsy Rose Lee We all have the ability and talent to make our life fantastic. Many people feel they have no control and the outcome is they give up their own power and energy. No one else can do it for you. Everyone can give you ideas what has worked for them in the past. They are not you. They don't know what makes you tick. Take your strongest emotions and use them to drive you to overcome any obstacle. I am glad you are taking a more positive approach to each moment. All these moments add up to a new and greater experience. As these experiences grow they will give you new ideas that you could not possibly know. This new advantage point or position in life is only the beginning. Each and every thought builds on what you have or don't have. Now that you understand more and are ready to move forward you can achieve the life that you choose. Nobody can live your life. Nobody has the ability to run your life except you. I am so happy for you. I will keep watching and praising all your accomplishments. Your struggles are also part of the process. They make you seek out a better feeling which in return will make a better you. You always have free will and if you decide not to do all of the above once again it is your choice and right. Everyone has to go at their own pace and in their own time. I will repeat what I have always seen your wonderful talent in writing that makes me and so many other people smile. Your writings are not as important as your well being. So please take care of you. Spend time knowing the inner you. The person in the person. Thank you for spending time reading and sharing my thoughts. Have a wonderful and exciting day.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 21, 2017:

I have many challenges before me but I know if I take a look at each one individually I will know how to handle them all and achieve my goals.

DREAM ON (author) on November 19, 2017:

manatita44 You can write any conversation at anytime. I love your conversations and your thoughts. Life is filled with so many activities it is always good to have confirmation and support along the way. What is your next venture? The wedding turned out wonderful. Lots of laughs and so nice to see everyone dancing and having fun. Even though I am on the beginning of my journey it is great to talk about learning and the world of peace and how they connect. Have a fantastic night.

manatita44 from london on November 19, 2017:

You are on the right track and I'm not surprised. You are reading the writings of an enlightened writer. Enjoy your outing at the wedding and sorry to take up your space here. But we are holding great conversations. Peace.

DREAM ON (author) on November 19, 2017:

manatita44 You are always a sparkling star too far to reach but so bright everyone can see. I just bought a book The Mantram Handbook by Eknath Easwaran I find it so interesting and appropriate. I believe as we keep learning the things in our life that we need will surface. Thank you for sharing and caring. I am off to a wedding today. The bride to be has been sick all week and now today was rainy and cold. The sun just came out and the young bride to be is feeling much better. Life is full of surprises and lots of mystery. Happy Sunday.

manatita44 from london on November 19, 2017:

You and I, Bill plus... we are already serving. Humanity is our brothers and sisters. In a family there are parents and elders who are supposed to know a little more.

The trick is to feel that we are instruments of a Higher Will. It is His world and not ours. We can only do our part.

I read something recently about Charles Manson. They say that he is dying. The true death is really in living a life like this.

Stay even within. Prayer and meditation will help you.

Here on this Satsang with my brother and sister pilgrims in Germany, I feel so alive!! I have just hard 4 hours of group silence. But not all can do this. Love you Bro. Stay well.

DREAM ON (author) on November 19, 2017:

manatita 44 I want to go as far as to say my friend manatita 44. You continue to teach and pass along so many thoughts of wisdom and love. I am forever thankful for all your efforts and for your guru who spent his life teaching, loving and sharing all he knew. So that one day people may just try to live a better life. So that we will all succeed. I find it amazing and so scary to think that we have so many great choices in life to pick from and so many people keep picking the bad ones from a whole different pile. I wonder why? How could you? Then I feel so sad for these people that fill our prisons. They are the forgotten ones. I also feel a great deal of pain for all those people who were hurt in life by these thoughtless acts of violence. Then I try to refocus on all the good that I know is constantly creating more good. I feel so powerful when seconds ago I felt so powerless. That is the love I think you bring about constantly. You encourage and lead the way. I have always been a follower. When it comes to making choices I go with the flow. I don't cause ripples in the water. Only in my mind and on paper do I feel free to glide with the wind. Soar into the clouds and above. Here my choices can never hurt anyone ever. I feel there is way to much suffering in the world. Because people willingly and unwillingly create it. I know time is the most important asset anyone could ever have. Time is so precious yet people don't get it. They squander it like fools. As I sit here and type these few words I know I could be doing anything else.... I chose not too. Even though this could be my last breath. What I want to do is good. How to accomplish that is still very much a mystery to me. I know I could spend all my time listening and helping the bad people try to change. In the end they might just go back to their old ways or one person could change then that would be worth it. Then again I could spend my time with people who are on the fence and not sure what way to turn. Proper advice at precisely the right moment could change their life and the life of so many other people they know forever. Then again I could spend my life learning about love and kindness. Would that be a shallow life if I never got to share all my passion with other people in life while we are still alive. Then of course I could ignore all the things I have said and just live my life and not care about anyone or anything. For some reason many people feel that is the way to live. I find it unsettling and upsetting. Then I think who am I to judge other people. They have every right to live life the way they see fit. I think that is right also to a point. These people some how cross the line and begin to affect other people with their negative thoughts and feelings and don't seem to care about the results. This brings me back to you. I am curious how you can take what I just said and find a solution that makes everyone happy. Maybe it is not my responsibility to make someone happy but it sure would be nice. I pray that these words reach you in peace and in happiness. This happiness can find a way to spread through out the world effortlessly and as fast as a wild fire. Thank you so much for reading and sharing.

DREAM ON (author) on November 19, 2017:

Louise Powles Every time I read the word interesting. I get tingles up and down my spine. It is if you took everything in life all the good and bad and sifted through it all. Found a way to explain to the world and all it's people who are very busy this is the gest of it. This is how we can get from point A to point B. Not just in a hurry. Instead traveling at the speed of light or even faster with an enthusiasm that doesn't quit. Something not found in the world filled with every object possible. You found interesting. I am so happy and thrilled that I was able to create something interesting. In the past I have heard many others say boring and what a waste of time. They would end with don't you have something better to do. Some how I let all those hurtful and mean thoughts roll down my shoulders and off on to the floor. It is if they can't stick because I won't let them. No matter how hard they continue to try. I just focus on someone elses thoughts that are so kind and loving. I take those feelings and find ways to enjoy and get more excited and interested in my own thoughts which are really someone else's wonderful words. I move forward slugging along. Yes I will strike out many times. When I finally get one good hit that loads up the bases. For someone else to get that grand slam I couldn't be happier. I hang on. I carry on. I push on. Because with all the cruel things in the world I think the people we love can be the cruelest. Even though these people who know who they are. Say I am doing it for your own good. You will thank me later. I come back with I rather thank the people who give the gift of love, passion and through that I can find endless reasons that life is so wonderful. Joyful with every breath. I didn't know a better way to explain it. It took awhile. I hope you can see through my pain and hurt and come away with another interesting writing in the future. Thank you so much for your choice of words that touch my heart and soul at the perfect time. Angels are among us. They take all different forms. They look like people. Underneath they teach us and help us when we need it the most. May today bring you more happiness and even in the saddest of times bring you a comfort you always need.

DREAM ON (author) on November 19, 2017:

billybuc Every time I read your name and then when I type it. I think of one thing. Here is a guy Billy who will buck anything that he feels is not right. He will work and accomplish all he can to make things better. He accepts all challenges from everyone. Constantly throwing himself out on the edge of a cliff instead of living in a safe world of caution. Through many hours and endless sleepless nights he accomplishes one thing. Showing all people how love and knowledge go hand and hand. One person does not control the world. They may sit at the control panel and work it for awhile. Sooner or later they will get tired. Then someone else has to take over. When they do change takes place and new things happen. With every up there is a down. So as we travel through life with both the ups and downs. Lets find a way to help each other not just for this very moment but forever. Now I know people say forever is such a very long time. Well your right it is. So my intention was to write this comment forever but people would say this is impossible. They might be right. What if they are wrong? What if it is possible then that would mean that so many other things we thought impossible could also be possible. Wow I could spend my whole life on just that one idea. Nothing else. I know I would lose people and probably turn people away instead of encourage others which was my only intention. So I leave it to the masters. People who take their own personal time to write and share. At just the right intervals and know when to stop. They know how to put the brakes on. My brakes wore out many years ago and I am the one who you hear that keeps screeching along. Sometimes annoying yes I will admit. Effective at getting your attention. I think so. I know no other way. Then one day I met this fellow... that line seems so familiar. I had to borrow it from someone else. Do you know who ? I got a chance to read inspirational, practical, psychological, physical writings that take on their own shape and form. He may never know how wonderful and special he is. Until someone takes the time and tells him in many or so few words. Thank you for always sharing and caring. Even when we fail to listen and you have to pound the idea in. I just want to let you know even after all the pounding some things do sink in. Well then as time would have it. We must all go and do many other things. Thank you again for reading to the very last word and not skimming to write a quick comment like so many people feel it's the only way. You read, digest and add to the beauty of living which we all share so many different ways in life.

DREAM ON (author) on November 19, 2017:

Dora I love to share what little thoughts I have because I know each thought can and will grow. Like a lovely plant you grow in your home. All it needs is attention and water. What started out small is now a beautiful, flowering plant that brings endless amounts of joy not just for myself but for everyone who sees it. Then if I take a snip of it and put it in water it can be given to another person who sees the wonderful beauty inspired by time and can grow that amazing plant in their own home and do the same. The growth never stops. I not only had the chance and opportunity to be part of something so special. I get to witness something greater. A love much more powerful. That fills other peoples lives and hearts on auto pilot. Thank you so much for reading and having fun in the silliest of all ways each day. It is pouring rain here and very dark and dismal. I know in this wet and pounding rain. There is a beauty so magnificent that all we have to do is look a little harder and think a little longer. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to tease and please. Have a wonderful bright and sunny day or find a way to dance in the rain. At the same time I found the time to throw out the word complain. I changed it to carry, on, many, problems, love, action, inspiration, now.

DREAM ON (author) on November 19, 2017:

Kari Poulsen When I talk to people about problems they get all bent out of shape and take it personal. I say it is only a problem because you make it one. It can be an extraordinary experience that brings wonderful minds together that learn to put aside all their differences and work in harmony. The more I try the farther I am pushed away. What I can't do in real life I do on paper. Thank you so much for joining me on my many travels and explorations. I am so pleased to see another person who loves a good challenge and knows all the time and effort put into solving the problem is well worth it. Many big problems aren't solved today or even next year they take more time and collective thoughts to bring about a real change. If I was part machine I could work around the clock tirelessly to help bring about these changes faster in the real world. At the same time I can still enjoy everything and every part of being human is. I hope your life continues to be filled with endless surprises and delights.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on November 18, 2017:

I also love a challenge. Thinking outside the box is one of my specialties, lol. I also love hard work, I always have. Otherwise it's boring. I enjoyed this!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 17, 2017:

"I look at each problem / As a gift." What a model attitude for a person who wants to live wisely. Thanks for the inspiration.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 17, 2017:

It's always an enjoyable voyage, the trip inside your mind. Thanks for taking me along on this one.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on November 17, 2017:

That's a really interesting poem. I think everyone has a place in this world. Sometimes it takes people a little longer than others to find their goal in life.

manatita44 from london on November 17, 2017:

Food for thought at the end. My Guruji would be proud of you. He used to say that change of work is rest. He served ceaselessly day and night until he left at 76. A great approach to have.

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