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Poem: Today is a Special Day-Response to Word Prompt Today by Brenda Arledge

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Today is a special Day

Today is a special Day

The Road to Success is a Difficult One

There is no doubt the road to success is an arduous one, full of difficulties of all sorts. There is probably no station in life in which obstacles have not been encountered and overcome before success could be achieved. What looks like an insurmountable mountain in the path of our journey in life can be easily crossed with steadfastness and a firm resolve. Many times, the fear of failure holds us back and inhibits us from striving to pursue our dreams. We wait for some miracle to happen and free us of the shackles of indecisiveness and fill us with confidence and hope.

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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Success Favors the Strong Willed

When we study the lives of some highly successful people, we realize that their success is a result of their struggle to overcome obstacles that incapacitated them, to break the bonds that confined them. Resolving to rise above adversities is the first step towards attaining great success in Life. Success never opens her doors to people who are lethargic, unwilling to strive hard and sacrifice their comfort, or to people who lack the courage, stamina and confidence to remove the hurdles. Success only favors those who trust their abilities to achieve what they desire.

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The secret of getting ahead is getting started

— Mark Twain

Brenda's Word Prompt 'Today'

This week Brenda gave us the word prompt ‘Today’. It is an interesting word. It brought to my mind this quote “The beginning is always today” by Catherine Pulsifer. There is so much meaning in this quote. If we start each day as a new day to begin fresh with gratitude, courage and a resolve to be happy, without worrying about failures or trying to be perfect but to do our best with faith in ourselves, then every day of of life will be meaningful and beautiful.

Believe Today is a Beautiful Day

Believe Today is a Beautiful Day

About the Poem

This poem is about a woman who has suffered a lot, but is determined not to give up. She has resolved to stay away from people who do not care, who are toxic. She is determined to overcome all adversities to achieve her goal. She is not scared of failure. She has made up her mind to try again and again.

When a person has suffered a lot in life, it is difficult for that person to enjoy life even when things improve. She is haunted by the memory of the bad time. Healing is possible only by drawing one’s inner strength and resilience. Living every moment today with contentment and joy is important for a meaningful life well lived.

It is never too late to be what you might have been

— George Eliot

Poem: Today is a Special Day

She woke up with a smile

She felt alive and agile

And exclaimed to herself

Today is a special day.


She was healing from within

Not the misery not the pain

Nor the fear of being judged

Was going to limit her today.

It was not easy nor was it possible

To forget all the agony, all the hurt

But she would take it as a challenge

And persevere to live her dreams.


It may seem too hard today

She would try again tomorrow

She knew she could not give up

She would try again and again.

She knew she had to keep going

Make plans and reach her goal

The path was rough and bumpy

She knew she had to find her way.


She had learned the hard way

There are people who can hurt

They can be mean, they can change

But she had learned to let them go.

She learned that it is not worth

Chasing people who did not care

She had decided to be her true self

Today she would start all over again.


She was the master of her thoughts

She was the architect of her life.

She learned to appreciate beauty

The strength and beauty of her soul.

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today she resolved to live fully

In every precious moment

To ride the wave of life

with contentment and joy.


Today she resolved to make

Everyday a great day

Better herself each day

And believe today is a special day.

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