When Our Plans Have Turned Into Sour Grapes
We have to find a way
To be flexible and bend as needed
It is not what we wanted to do
It is not how we saw our day or week play out
Through my experience, we have to learn to adapt
Thinking of the same outcome
Only with hesitation and discomfort
I can feel the tension entering my body
What I thought was going to be easy
Now has become more difficult and challenging
I have accepted the way things are
Now I have to put more energy into making things the way I want them to be
Every time the sad feelings of disappointment and anger try to take hold
I have to refocus and find a new purpose
If my time is spent more wisely searching for answers
Than complaining about what is wrong
It will bring about better results
As I keep active and make small steps to a new beginning
I open my heart and mind up
Where I may be surprised
The place where I end up
Could be better off than I thought
DREAM ON (author) on April 29, 2020:
Mitara N I had to learn the hard way. I listened to people that I trusted and believed in to help me when I needed them most. They told me what they thought not what I wanted and needed. So it took me a long time to realize they couldn't help what they didn't know. Holding a grudge never helps and it was up to me to find a way so I can finally let it go. It took years. I hope this helps. Thank you for sharing. We can accomplish so much more together than we could ever do alone. Have a beautiful night.
Mitara N from South Africa on April 29, 2020:
I hear you,
The weight each and every person carries may seem miniscule to the next, though sometime advice is received it does not come to resolving bigger issues.
Now I am in place where I need to make sense of my own life challenges in order to resolve and find some form of comfort due to advice given in the past, toward the wrong direction and only added more fuel.
Glad you enjoyed the tall glass of lemonade as it was made by yourself with love...
DREAM ON (author) on April 28, 2020:
Mitara N When I am in a difficult spot. I try to think of other times in my past that tough times hit hard and some way I made it through. When our focus is too narrow we block out all the information we need to give us a reasonable alternative. We can't see beyond the tall trees. When I open up to other people and explain my problem, the problem doesn't seem so big. Thank you for reading and sharing. I love and enjoy all people's views and insight. Have a great night. I had a nice tall glass of lemonade tonight. It was so good. Cold and refreshing.
Mitara N from South Africa on April 28, 2020:
When life gives us lemons, we make every effort and turn it into lemonade.
Take care, keep well and be safe
DREAM ON (author) on April 28, 2020:
Bill Holland It is funny I took a week vacation and it has rained every day so far. I had to postpone any yard work but being a little creative I decided to refocus on things inside our house. Recently I got water down the cellar and that was an issue that has slowly disappeared. Earlier weather reports of rain all week. One day at a time. The weatherman might be wrong and it could turn out nice.. The other funny thing is the first day of vacation I got one of my eyes irritated and I have been aggravated with that too. Now that is slowly healing. The good thing is I have lots to talk about and write.I dropped my phone and that could have been a disaster. Instead, it is still working just fine. Things are looking up. Thank you for all your comments and support. Have a great day. Stay safe and healthy.
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 28, 2020:
Sending you best wishes for better days ahead. Be safe my friend.