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I changed my life today

Updated on May 10, 2012

Today, I changed my life

I bought a kayak for two

I'm no longer standing on the shore

watching beautiful sunsets

waiting for the tide to come in

dangling my feet over the pier

I've decided to get in the water

and row to that distant shore

play in the water

jump in if I feel like it

I told him of my plans

and he smiled

"when are we going?" he asked

and I realized

I didn't have to go alone

I wanted someone to share the journey.

I wanted to laugh in the sunshine

launch from anywhere

and just paddle off into the river

I called my friend, I was so happy

she said "I've got some too, let's make a party!"

I couldn't contain my joy!

This one decision had opened up my world.

I was going to experience a new side of my life

just because I opened myself up

and decided not to be a spectator anymore.

I just can't wait

to get out on the water

in the sun

with my friends and my beau

in my kayak.


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    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Erin - Isn't it amazing what one change can bring you? I can not tell you how many times I have suggested some outdoor activity and was left pleasantly surprised by the number of friends or family who wanted to tag along.

      Wonderful write. I'm glad you made the change and enjoyed the rewards it provided

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      thank you b.,yes, I'm learning to find my happiness wherever it happens to be and reaching for it when I see it. I'm not waiting for it to find me.... Love ya

    • b. Malin profile image

      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      Good for YOU Erin...Sounds like you're leading a Happy Life now, and YOU made it all happen. You go girl, and Express your Happiness as only you can, and share it, through your Hubs!

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      thanks so much, I am!

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      6 years ago

      SEize the day!

      Be active and passionate with life.

      It always comes back to you. Have fun Erin LeFey!

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      Hello Ken, so good to see you again, I'm happy just to have something fun to do now on the weekends in the summer. I spent too many of them worrying over things for too long. Its time to have fun :)

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks Genna, I am happy, it feels like ages.

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks so much, I wanted to be fun for a change!

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      yes, the simple things :)

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      What a beautiful thing to say! And you are so right. :)

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      Vincent Moore 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful to pick up and just paddle away. Congratulations for just doing it, you will enjoy the kayak it's fun to paddle. Just try to stay upright:-) I love camping and boating and fishing. So enjoy your friends, kayak, the water and beautiful sunny days ahead. Peace and blessings to you my sweet poet.

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      Genna East 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      It warms the heart to see you so happy, Erin! :-) And Will is right; it is the simple things that give such joy; and those with whom we share it, as reflected in this lovely poem.

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love this Erin, beautifully written - have fun!

    • WillStarr profile image


      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      We are pleased with the simplest things, like a small tent in the rain, a plain bicycle on a country road, or a little boat like your kayak on the sweet waters.

    • traslochimilano profile image


      6 years ago from USA

      Awesome Hub..

    • mckbirdbks profile image


      6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      There is a song in there somewhere. Oh, I know it's in your heart. Congratulations on a great poem and all the rest that goes with it.

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      You always make me smile Sister! :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I am so happy for you. Paddle that Kayak, have a ball. You make my day Dear Sister..Smiling...

    • cruelkindness profile image


      6 years ago from an angle view.

      blissfully done

      The moment is in disguise until it transcends into memory. Only then it is revealed to the spirit of all.



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