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Acceptance and Solutions

Updated on October 4, 2013

Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell

I've looked at life from both sides now,

From WIN and LOSE, and still somehow

It's life's illusions I recall.

I really don't know life at all.

- Both Sides Now, Joni Mitchell

This song was one of the lullabies my Mom sung to me when I was small.

You have to laugh at yourself

Or you'll just keep on crying

The last moment is not you now

Don't worry about past problems

Happiness is so essential

It is what all we humans share

The desire to sustain the joyful

Challenges can make us better

Can't dwell upon your troubles

All humans have had rough parts

That question on which to focus

What solutions have you found?

You must take in acceptance

Like Time, you must continue on

That we should gather wisdom

And teach the children.

2011 Moira G. Gallaga©


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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      7 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      You're welcome Derdriu and thanks for the vote up.

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      7 years ago

      Moira Gallaga: Thank you for the wise poetry, the stunning opening photo, and the oldie but goodie song!

      Voted up, etc.,


    • moiragallaga profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      7 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Greetings Ghaelach. It's quite a picture isn't it? I knew right away it was perfect for this piece. Thanks for your comment, it's much appreciated.

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      7 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      You're welcome WD curry 111 and thanks for dropping by and sharing a comment. Love your attitude and the way you expressed it, we definitely don't need to take our troubles with us as we hunker down for some rest and sleep.

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      7 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you for your comment jessica.written, and I'm also glad you liked the poem. Yes, it does take practice but afterwards it becomes a habit.

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      7 years ago

      Morning Moira.

      Looking at your photo on this very frosty morning makes me feel warm.

      Your words are a reminder that there are enough troubles waiting for us without worrying about the troubles behind us.

      Lovely poem.

      Take care Moira.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      WD Curry 111 

      7 years ago from Space Coast

      Thank you for a beautiful reminder. It is a good place to end my day. I'll go to bed in peace. There is enough trouble for tomorrow. I don't need to take any with me.

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      7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      first of all, that picture of the mountain is completely breath taking... and secondly, Being happy is essential. your right we shouldn't dwell on troubles. somehow we have to make that goal a reality. with practice maybe we will.

      beautiful poem.


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