How Many Amazing People Do We Continue to See ?

Updated on March 6, 2019

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

Remain quiet

Pretend we have no voice

We can not talk

Think of what we will say?

What will our first words be?

Better yet

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


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      18 months ago

      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.

    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      18 months ago from Queensland Australia

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      18 months ago

      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.

    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      18 months ago from Queensland Australia

      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.


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