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To Do or To Cry


We Make Choices Every Day

To continue on like we have been doing

Finding fault is easy

There can be any number of excuses

Then again why stop there

When we can do so much more

Rising above any moment to one better

Exploring new ways to do things

Insisting not to settle for less

Not to worry if other people don't help you

They are busy with their own life

Some journeys in life are best done alone

Finding what works and what doesn't

A multi- blend of the good and the bad

There is no better day than today

Comparing notes from years past

The results are astonishing

Think of all the days you have lived so far

Each teaching us lessons about life

So we may be fascinated and intrigued

When I am confused

I turn my inside energy into something greater

Watching the world slowly unfold

No different than a flower the blooms

Beauty in the making

I stopped dragging my feet

Waiting for the right moment

Because I know

To live is to experience

These experiences happen on many different levels

Each giving me more than I have given

Only to uncover

The world of ultimate pleasure


DREAM ON (author) on October 26, 2017:

Gypsy Rose Lee Optimism will help. You have to be true to yourself. If you are feeling blue ask yourself why do I feel down and out. What would make me feel a little better. Small changes make a big difference in the direction you are going. If you are in a car and take one wrong left think of how far it can bring you off course. Feel what you are meant to feel. If you cover up your feelings they will surface again at a later date. After you express yourself then look and find something positive about your life. Write it down. Then maybe a few more. This will keep you grateful and really positive. Work from that point to explore the you that shines at all times. Everyone has different values that they find important in life. A young girl may just want to be in the Olympics and think only about swimming. Where someone else doesn't care if they ever put a foot in the water. Some people might be happy raising a family and watching their children grow up. Grandparents might enjoy this or just knitting and watching t.v. There is no one right way to live life. There are lots of choices. Some bad ways that I stay away from and make sure I don't end up in prison. I do believe we are all here to leave our mark on the world. What it is only you can deliver. Thank you for commenting on my hubs when no one else has. You have shared my important thoughts that I took the time to write. They may be no interest to millions of people in the world. Then again maybe they connect with one boy who is the same age I was when I started writing. Who is unsure of life but is willing to keep trying so one day he will make it. Not by anyone elses standards but his own. Welcome to a sweet Thursday.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 26, 2017:

The one and only best thing I can do for myself now is to keep optimistic.

DREAM ON (author) on October 24, 2017:

Nellieanna I still get frustrated when things go wrong and it happens more than I like. It has taught me to be patient and wait, observe, reason think and recalculate. I am better because of it. I watch other people do things almost effortlessly and I laugh because of both the speed and their own talent. I know when things go wrong they won't be as understanding and clear minded to come up with a proper solution. I can learn a little from everyone and that is my life plan. Everything else is gravy on my home made nicely whipped buttered potatoes. I will always be one of your biggest fans. To see you drop in makes me feel so delighted and pleased. Wishing you a great nights sleep and hope to catch you early in the morning before the sun comes up. I will try to get an early morning start. Dora Your wonderful words make me want to write and write and write some more. I never know what I am going to write until that very moment. I let my mind go blank and my thoughts drift to the paper. Most of the time I wonder what people think I am doing and if they like it. Few will give me such praise. I get mostly criticism in real life. So your words in Hub world our very moving. I sometimes read them a few times to wipe away the negativity I feel. People think what they want and have a right to their opinion. I have other hubbers who give me corrective criticism that is fine. They give me pointers how to write better and with more clarity. I sometimes don't want to be perfect on paper because my real life is filled with many errors, mistakes and corrections. So why should I be different on paper. I have flaws and if you can look past my not so perfect life and see me who I am. A happily married 53 year old man who loves life. Loves people. Loves sharing and caring. Loves God who created everything. I love to talk and I love to listen and read. I am so happy that I can see, talk , eat, breathe and I feel so spoiled. I am healthy where so many people are not. I sometimes feel sad for them and don't know how to change it. So I talk up a storm and dream of the impossible. Thank you for being such a dear friend. Between you and Nellieanna I am learning grace. There are many more hubbers who add to my list. I mention just the two of you because your comments are listed. May this night touch you on the shoulder like a life long friend. May the gentle breeze blow across your face like a new acquaintance. Together with the old and new I bid you a do.

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on October 24, 2017:

So good, Michael! Optimism rises from all personal experiences, both those which were experienced as they happened as 'good ones' which made us smile AND as 'bad ones' which made us cry at the time.

And soon we begin to LIVE all the experiences being fully aware of their VALUE in optimism to arise from them!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 24, 2017:

You share your personal experiences in a way that makes the reader reflect and feel grateful. Thank you.

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