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Updated on August 28, 2012

Live For Today

If I wrote myself a letter today,

I’m not even certain of what I would say.

I’d surely remind myself of all the things I missed.

And being true to me would surely top my list.

I’m done with tears that took away many years of joy,

I’ve wrote the hurts all down and know what I should avoid,


I wish I could mail the hurts to me way back then.

Maybe I could stop them before they all begin.

I’d tell myself to concentrate on living happily,

Discard the negative things that make me feel badly.

I’ll write down notes so I can set them straight.

I’ll tell myself be patient you only have to wait.


God never built a mountain that’s too high to reach.

I know this is true, but it’s a tough act to teach.

In my letter I will tell myself that God has plans for me,

If I only pay attention I will never want or need.

For the only thing that matters is who I am today;

Forget those mistakes that were made yesterday.


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    • HeavenlyHideaways profile image

      HeavenlyHideaways 6 years ago

      Thanks for the reminder...

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Diana, a very inspirational and moving poem, it's so difficult to stay away from negative thoughts.

      Thank you for sharing, voting up awesome, interesting and useful

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      Diana L Pierce 6 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      I'm trying hard to stay away from negative thinking, but it is a challenge.

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      marellen 6 years ago

      Diana.....inspirational words to live by but sometimes we get caught up on all the negative things that has happened to us. I know it happens to me...Great job...

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      Becky Katz 6 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      Keeping God in our lives is the only way to live. You wrote a wonderful poem. Yes, Hyphenbird shared and I will have to look at some more of your writings.

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      Diana L Pierce 6 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thank you. I never know where a rant of thoughts may take me.

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Wonderful inspiring poem filled with much wisdom and the faith that: "God never built a mountain that’s too high to reach."

      One of the best things we can do to move forward in our lives is to put our faith in God and release the hurt and pain of the past and present.

      Voted up, useful, beautiful, awesome and interesting.

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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Many of us should write that letter and include your advice. I just got off the phone with a friend who is a sobbing wreck and has forgotten God has great plans for her. I really like this poem and shall share it. Thanks, Hyphenbird.