Look Around You
We can start by appreciating the good in the next person we meet
Yes, one simple step
Take all their faults and throw them away
At least for the time being
Look beyond what we think we know?
See what other people have missed
Listen and when your done listening
Listen for more words
Let them speak
Tune in instead of tuning out
I know your mind is racing ahead
We are all use to the old way
Saying what's on our mind
It is so much harder than it looks
Pretend we have no voice
We can not talk
Think of what we will say?
What will our first words be?
A simple smile says it all
We learn a lot more than we give ourselves credit for
Our brain is made up of 100 billion cells
So help me
Put them to work
Thinking of how great it is
To be right here at this moment
A friend and I joke
The lights on but nobody's home
Little did I realize
How much we are capable of thinking every day
Why don't we think for ourselves?
We often criticize quickly and judge
In only a blink of an eye
How could we really have formed a complete thought?
We may have ideas and half baked concoctions
If we are not careful
They can get ahead of us
Try for one day
Not to say any opinions at all
We all have an important voice
Isn't it time ?
To use it for good instead of bad
DREAM ON (author) on March 07, 2019:
John Hansen There are many times I have messed up and looked back years later remembering my mother and father both tried to tell me different and I didn't listen. Then there were a few times were my parents and I butted heads and I thought and felt I had to do it my way. They didn't see my joys and my satisfaction. All they saw is heartache. Their own vision was blurred by mistakes they made in their lives and those same mistakes I was determined not to make. My older brother liked to help. I looked up to him for advice. When I first started to write for myself and this was years before I found Hubpages and began to write online. He told me why do you write? I told him I want to tell the world how I feel. He didn't hesitate to tell me the real truth is that nobody cares what you think and talk about. You are wasting your time and I am telling you as a big brother to give up writing because you are never going to be a good writer. If I stopped writing I wouldn't have written one poem online. I would not have made friends with so many people all over the world. I may never be a good writer in his eyes and may never be recognized for the ideas I feel and believe in. Now after 9 years of writing online I still write trying to make a difference. I keep trying to add a positive twist to sometimes an unforgiving world. I feel different than my brother. I wear my heart on my sleeve. He would make a mistake and say that is life it sucks and then you die. I never liked his attitude and the way he did things. Did he get the job done? Yes. Did he give more when I think he could? Nope. It is hard to look up to someone who is family and watched out for you for many years and had your back if you got in trouble and then have to go against what they say. I just knew I would never be happy if I didn't try. So sometimes what is right and wrong is not always clear cut and dry. There is a blurred line in the sand. Luckily the tide comes in every day and washes it away. So we can make a new line and begin again. Maybe there isn't always a right and a wrong. Not just one way but many ways. Thank you as always for your inspiring comments. What a beautiful way to start my day. Your comments help me write more and express my thoughts. Making life a little nicer one day at a time. I laugh out loud and sometimes still can't believe it when I think I really have and know someone in Australia. Thank you for sharing and caring.
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 07, 2019:
It is a funny coincidence that I just published a hub called "Life's Like a Box of Chocolates - Oh. By the Way - It's Not! and it is actually about how as teenagers we don't listen to our parents' advice. Later in life, however, we realise they were probably right. You have a great day.
DREAM ON (author) on March 07, 2019:
John Hansen I think as we age we learn our way around in life. Certain things work and certain things we do end in disaster. As we gain experience it is quite natural to want to help other people and give advice so they don't make the same mistakes we have made. I think if someone told me advice before I jumped from the pan into the fire I would listen. Then again maybe it is human nature to think we are all different. That's why many children don't listen to their parents and try it their own way. Learning the hard way might be the only way. Then when we get older we think we are smarter. Times do change. What was good for us might not be good for our children. What is an acceptable amount of time to think we have gained enough experience on any subject? A month, a year or many years before we give advice. Thank you for being the first to comment. This and many subjects mean a lot to me. Have a wonderful morning.
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 06, 2019:
DreamOn, it is easy to judge people before we get to know them. We should never judge a book by its cover but that is not always accurate. We shouldn't voice an opinion if we don't know the facts. We should use our voice for good instead of bad.