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The Big and the Small All Matter


Everything We Do Is Important

In life we seem to forget

The path that we follow

Is long and goes on and on

We may have many breaks and go in every direction

What we do is amazing in every way

Sometimes we make it look so easy

Then again one day later it can seem impossible

There is so much to learn

So many things to appreciate

I like to break it down into small snack size portions

Then no matter what happens

Good or bad

I get to see it for what it is

Only one small part of the whole

The big picture is so much greater than everything I have ever known

When I have fun

I think of the best times in my life

When I am at my worst

I can't believe I am the same person

I am filled with doubt

How can this be happening to me ?

I know the feeling I feel will pass

But really how long is this going to last

Then I think of other people who have had it rough

My life doesn't compare to what they have seen or known

So I pull myself together and begin again

Start fresh for the zillionth time

I never really start over

I take everything I have learned and rework it in such a way

To help me out on this day

To bring a smile to my face

If I can do that to me

Then maybe others can do it for themselves

That is what every day and night is about

Even though I see a different world around me

One that I do not always understand

I have so many why's

I try to have the attitude of a first grade teacher

Each answer will lead to a new question

In the process we can have so many experiences

The ups and the downs

Keep asking the questions

You will keep getting more answers

In the end

You will see life unfold in front of you

One so great

No one will ever be able to steal your thunder

So be who you want to be

Slowly make others see

Your brightness through every sparkle

Keep an open mind

Be one of a kind

Don't wait to do good

When someone says

If it is so easy

How come more people aren't doing it

Maybe they didn't think about it long enough

I know there is only one right answer

Take time and think how can you help instead of hurt

I will let you find it out for yourself

For me I turn to one of my all time favorites

I call it happiness in a bowl

Today I cut up a nectarine and tossed in a Clementine tangerine

It can be any fruit you can get your hands on

Add in some whip cream

I love the taste and can't wait to make me happy

Every word and every action

Leads us to a life we will love forever


DREAM ON (author) on August 21, 2018:

Dora Weithers In life it is easy for me to get too focused on any one thought and it can take my spirits way down instead of way up. So knowing myself like I do I am careful not to over indulge in any one area because then other areas tend to be lacking. i strive for a balance. There are many times I can hear myself say man over board that means I have lost my way temporarily. I have to refocus on something good that I am passionate about and enjoy small chunks instead of the whole chocolate chip cookie at once. It becomes too much for me too handle. I get nausea and don't feel well. There are times when sad and unhappy people bring me down and I find it a real hard time to bounce back. Especially when they are friends and family members. I ask my wife for help. I say if I am down you have to be up. When i am up you have to lift me up even higher. She laughs and I do the same for her. A balance in marriage that makes every day fun. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. The most important thing for me in life is that we all never stop caring.

DREAM ON (author) on August 21, 2018:

Gypsy Rose Lee The instructions will keep you busy and when you are thinking of things to do you have no time to get into any trouble. You are focused and trying new things they take time and energy. In the end all the energy will be used to create the love and the passion in life you always wanted. Keep up the good work and please keep me informed of all the good things that keep coming your way. Have one incredible day.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 17, 2018:

My picture of my new life is getting bigger by the day. I have ordered the essentials I need to begin again and every day more packages are arriving. Once I have everything assembled I will be able to concentrate just on the process of creating and living. In the meantime why do all the essentials have to come with instructions to put them together?

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on August 17, 2018:

"I never really start over." Great observation. Every little deed has some form of permanence.

DREAM ON (author) on August 16, 2018:

John Hansen Reading a hub does it for me. When a persons thoughts are put on paper. The beauty of what they feel in any given day and knowing they took the time and effort to recreate the best of their ability something they felt so important they were willing to share that with the world. Not knowing how people if any will view their own thoughts, actions and opinions. In hopes that one good thought will create another. Then a few kind thoughts make something more special than before. A new feeling with more generosity and velocity to spread really fast. A cycle that can last. It can change the way we live. The way future generations continue to move ahead and create a world so important and caring. Thank you so much for all your help and wonderful comments. I hope you find the time to recreate the magic that inspires us all to be happy.

DREAM ON (author) on August 16, 2018:

Mark Tulin Seeing and feeling the love each person has to offer only makes stronger bonds with the people we know so well. Family, friends and even strangers who we meet for the first time. As we reinforce all the kindness and goodness life blossoms in countless ways. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have a very good morning.

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on August 15, 2018:

Yes, we each contribute in our own way to the total picture.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on August 15, 2018:

Dream On, a number of things can change the mood of the day. I phone call from a friend you thought you'd lost contact with, a funny joke or video that someone shared, your favourite music being played, or yes, a nice fresh bunch of grapes or some other fruit :)

DREAM ON (author) on August 15, 2018:

Threekeys When I have a difficult day all I can think about is how to make it go away. How to change it to make it better. I know I have had so many good and wonderful days in the past. Boy I wish they all could last. I say in my mind come back, come back I never want to let you go. Life is filled with a variety of so many different thoughts, actions and results. We can only plan for the best and deal with the rest. Thank you so much for your lovely words. Have a nice and pleasant day.

threekeys on August 14, 2018:

Encouraging and loving thoughts, Dream On.

Many Irish blessings to you.

DREAM ON (author) on August 14, 2018:

John Hansen What do you find works for you ? I turn to fruits and vegetables as a lovely nutritious pick me up. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have a great day.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on August 14, 2018:

Yes, Dream On, we can change our whole mood around by doing or concentrating on something we love instead.

In your case "happiness in a bowl." Thanks for sharing.

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