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Making Life Work

Updated on June 11, 2014

Taking The Bad And Shaking It Up

We have been here so many times before

I no longer keep count

It is too depressing

Where my visions have been watered down

That they no longer seem possible but a common place in our world

Friends, neighbors, family all accept the same reality

Some believe it is fate

Most people don't give it any thought

When an obstacle pops up in your life

What do you do ?

Change direction faster than the weather

Tackle the new problem with new enthusiasm and vigor

Look for others to help

Trying to make each decision count

Never losing sight of my dreams

Visualizing my outcome over and over in my mind

Writing a new plan of action

Carrying out my plans to see where they lead

Regrouping my thoughts like a ranch hand gathers his cattle

Scattered all over the country side

Looking forward to each sunrise

Following each day into the sunset

This is where I have been

Here is where I am

It won't be long before I get where I want to be

Come follow me


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 years ago

      Nellieanna I love both ways. There are many sayings that make life fun and so interesting. It is so enjoyable sharing life's treasures with other people we care about. Thank you for reading and sharing.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      4 years ago from TEXAS

      I'm glad you like it, my friend. It's been something I've enjoyed for about 32 years.

      I see I made an error. That line should read: ". . .turn the mountain into a gold mine . . ." (not a gold one, though I guess that works too! )

      Another informal one is that if one finds oneself in a hole, quit digging! hehe.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee When I am down and nocked on the ground all I can do is look up. I am pushed to the limit and want life to be simple and easy. People say that is the only way we grow. From our mistakes, troubles, failures. I am not sure about that. One thing is for sure that is what we remember and stays in our minds forever. Instead of those happy times that made us laugh so hard our sides ached. Other times we smiled so much our cheeks hurt. Seeing and hearing my friends and family enjoy life is what my life is all about. The better everyone is the more excited I get. I ride on love and happiness. Thank you for sharing and caring.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      You always provide inspiration.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 years ago

      Nellieanna I will put that quote to memory. Once again your vast range of knowledge is so rewarding. I sit here with one big grin. Thanks for reading and giving me so much to think about.When I say my prayers tonight I am going to end with this quote. What a great way to end every day.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      4 years ago from TEXAS

      Another fantastic poem which comes from your inner spirit, D.O. ! It gets my votes and it brings to mind a favorite quote:

      When faced with a mountain,

      I will not quit!

      I will keep on striving

      until I climb over,

      find a pass through,

      tunnel underneath --

      or simply stay and

      turn the mountain

      into a gold one,

      with God's help!

      __Dr. Robert H. Schuler

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 years ago

      shara63 What a surprise. I love your poem so much. Your so awesome. I am going to bed soon smiling in my dreams. Thank you that was so kind and thoughtful. Wishing you the best.

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      4 years ago from Delhi

      Wonderful words & spirit...and Here is my poem to compliment your poem...

      Take the life as it comes,

      with some smooths and bumps;

      Never give up your hopes,

      Whether on ups or slopes.

      Give your best, yes you can

      Inside you there is a man

      Wake it up, envigorate for cause

      Move on dear for there is no pause

      Bring out the power you preserve

      to reach the goal you deserve

      that's meant for the real Heros

      and not for the cowards and zeros

      Life the treasure God has given

      for your custody and care;

      successful are those only,

      with all courage who dare;

      As you love your life to nourish,

      So in turn be sure, it flourish;

      The aim of life thus fulfills,

      this way your days cherish........'shara'

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 years ago

      jhamann Life can be filled with bouts of trouble. If we learn how to weather the storm. Clear skies ahead with so much promise. Thank you for reading and leaving a motivating comment. Enjoy your night.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      Always an inspiration. Jamie


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