A Haiku - Attitude

What will it be today? You have a menu of attitudes to choose from. Sour Grapes? Baked Alaska? Bitter Herbs? Choose!

Attitudes can change.  We can change ours, and the attitude we choose can change us.
Attitudes can change. We can change ours, and the attitude we choose can change us. | Source


I choose to be happy, strong,

Content, yet striving today,

Positive all day.


A night of dark gloom?

Milky Way of twinkling stars?

Clouds of needed rain?


Attitude decrees:

We see what we choose to see.

Choose wisely and well.


Smooth day, rough day, which?

Choose the path to follow now.

Goals can be in sight.


We harness winds now.

We can harness attitudes.

"Serve me well", I pray.


Satan is full of lies, the greatest of which is his lie that he doesn't exist. He delights in our doubting our royal heritage, living lives of fear and inadequacy, discontented, ever restless, daydreaming wistfully, seeing false realities and acting on them.

It is a silent struggle to keep our perspective and to deal positively with our daily realities, making the best we possibly can from the ingredients we have at hand.

When we deny our potential, we automatically settle for something less, cheating ourselves and God.

We can fan our spark of divinity and set our lives on fire with warmth and the light to cast out shadows of doubt and despair.

We must claim our nobler birthright.

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© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

As long as I know the Lord is beside and I keep the faith all is possible


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

And we must rely on ourselves, as well.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

There is another one on self-discipline which is essential to relying on ourselves. Thanks for checking out another of my 560 Hubs.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I have seen many of them...


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Perspycacious 15 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - As of 9/6/2015 my Hubs number 849 of which 107 I have changed to Unpublished, leaving 742 active. Over 200 are haiku or senryu poems (few if any Unpublished.) Limericks are a favorite pastime and there are close to 100 of them. I am very happy that I have had 180 fan mails received.

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