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There Is No Better Time

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To Push Your Way Through

The day was great

All things were looking up

My feelings were on an all time high

Then out of the blue

Things changed quite suddenly

Unexpected and totally caught me by surprise

Do to a chain of circumstances beyond my control

I mishap or mistake that sometimes happens

An error in judgement that I did not know till later

A drastic change in health

My day went from being in my top ten

To the bottom of the barrel

This is when we are tested

To rise above with all our energy and power

To slowly change with the correct course of action

There is no other way

Keep it together and make it work

Do what we must do

Prove that we are here no matter what

Holding our love ones in close

Finding little ways to make things better

It is far from easy

Realizing we must make the next move

Each step we take creates more action

We know it is the right thing to do

We have to get our head in the game

Straighten our tie and look our best

Figure out a better solution

Than the one we have just seen

Take that anger and sadness

Make it something beautiful and nice

There is no time to be down right mean

Turn frustration into concentration

Uncertainty to possibility

Remember a time that was so special

When things and events were really so different

Bringing the two times closer and closer together

Until one day they become one





Comments

DREAM ON (author) on January 25, 2019:

John Hansen Many people move to Florida to get away from the cold weather and the snow. So they get sunny weather all year. The also get the extreme heat I never get. I enjoy the change in seasons. There is something to be said about winter being cold and sometimes raw. It wakes me up and makes me feel alive. In the winter there are no bugs. In the summer there are many. I listen to how strange the weather is across the world. From droughts to floods. So many extremes. I also hear people say it's Gods way of trying to tell us something. I think God is always trying to tell us something. People want to interpret it wrong. Like God is mad at us and does this to get back at us. I don't think that is the reason. The world is changing. Just like our bodies are changing. Our bodies don't act the same as we did when we were children. So why should the world be any different ?So each day is different than the one before. We should embrace the change even more than before. Thank you for your interesting and wise comments. I look forward to many more. Have a beautiful day.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 24, 2019:

Hi again Mike,

No, we don't have the same problem as you in regard to snow or ice melting and causing flooding because we don't get snow. We do suffer drought for months of the year however and often when we finally get rain it rains for days and may cause flooding. So, it is a land of extremes. Much of the country is experiencing a heat wave at the present time and some places have had temperatures in the high 40 degrees Celsius.

DREAM ON (author) on January 24, 2019:

Audrey Hunt There are so many good things to focus on. If we concentrate on them life is so much better. Some sad times take time to pass. Keeping a positive outlook can only help us. Where a negative attitude will bring us down and make everyone around us miserable. Thank you so much for reading. It is always nice to share. Have an inspiring day. Where all good things come your way.

DREAM ON (author) on January 24, 2019:

John Hansen I guess now is a good time as any to practice what i preach. We had some snow that later turned to rain a few days ago. It all froze up. The temperature all of a sudden became warm again and it went from 3 degrees to 39 degrees. it is supposed to get even warmer all day. We are having rain right now and it is going to continue. The rain with the snow melting causes lots of flooding. My cellar gets water when this happens. I have everything up high but it still is no fun. I have a sump pump in the cellar. When it goes on the water goes out but comes in just as fast. This is one of the problems living in an area where there is water. Do you have similar problems in Australia? I will keep you informed. I have no water yet. When the water comes I can get 2 to 3 inches. Other people are a lot worse. So I will be the last to complain. Have a great day and smile as often as you can. Thank you so much for reading and sharing.

DREAM ON (author) on January 24, 2019:

John Hansen When I was younger I couldn't wait to get older thinking that life was going to become easier. I thought if I could see life more black and white and less grey. What I didn't expect to find out when we learn more we find out how much more we don't really know. So the grey area becomes so much bigger. Oh, Boy was I so surprised. Here I am now back where I started. Learning and loving it. Happy morning to you.

DREAM ON (author) on January 24, 2019:

John Hansen The time now is 5:55 in the morning and I am trying to write a few comments when I noticed your comment on another hub. I also believe it is so important to leave comments on peoples hubs because they are so special and deserve to be appreciated. Here goes the beginning of a comment.

DREAM ON (author) on January 24, 2019:

Gypsy Rose Lee That is a tough question to answer. Because everyone is different. What works for one person does not work for another. I gave it some thought and maybe you could try some of these suggestions and give me a little feedback what felt good and what didn't. There is no right way. There is no one way. I would never want you to do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable and unhappy. Even if it is only temporary. I do believe in what you are trying to accomplish and I see the great benefit from putting all the pictures together. I think you could use some help from your close friend. Explain to her what you want to do. She knows you better than anyone. If you feel bad and had enough stop. Anything that has a lot of memories good and bad takes time. Sometimes you have to try a little. Pick out some of the greatest times. Then next time you might be able to do a little more. You might even do more on your own. I would stick with a friend in the beginning because you have a lot of emotions that are going to be stirred up. I suggest not putting pressure on you to finish. Start slow. I think our mind beats us up long before it actually happens. To share is a wonderful thing. To pass on who you are and what you have done together is amazing. Don't feel bad I have my moms pictures I have been planning to do the same for my family and it has been seven years. I find everything else to do except pick up the pictures. Think of how nice it will be when it is done. Maybe you could help someone else organize their own picture album and then it would make yours so much easier. A practice run. Remember you can always scan your pictures and send them as is. Maybe your stepdaughter would enjoy doing it herself. If their already video movies then you could make a copy and send it to her. When you are ready to watch them at your own pace. I know so many people that have lost pictures that they wished they had. I myself had pictures on my computer that I wished I copied and I didn't and they are gone forever. My computer crashed and I couldn't retrieve them. If I only??? Took the time. Some people lose their pictures in a flood or a fire. Sometimes things get lost or thrown out by mistake. You have a great opportunity to enjoy and relive a beautiful time of your life. These memories helped mold you into the incredible person you are today. I hope was a little help. Thank you for sharing and being such a good friend.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on January 23, 2019:

Thank you for writing this. I can certainly relate. "Turn frustration into concentration."... a wise message, indeed!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 22, 2019:

Yes, a good day can change to bad by just one unforeseen occurrence. Fortunately, the opposite can happen also and a bad day can become good. It is how we deal with the challenging situations that determine how badly they affect us. thanks for sharing Mike.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 22, 2019:

Your poem is a reminder to me of something I would like to do, need to do, but cannot bring myself to do. I need encouragement and to know how I will be able to manage this. Before I left Latvia I had promised my stepdaughter that I would look through the home movies my late husband and I had filmed over the years. Just the thought of seeing him and hearing his voice stopped me up and I took all the videos sight unseen to the US. Now here I sit with a video player, the home movies and I cannot bring myself to pop in a video. I could play one video a week if I could not do more but just the thought of what I would see and hear stops me. How shall I proceed?