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Your Future is Bright: Poetry and Quotes

Updated on December 29, 2013
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Every breath you take is one more step into your future. It's one more brick laid onto your foundation. Make every one count, because once a moment has passed, it dies. The good thing is that there's another moment right around the corner. So, make mistakes, but learn from them. Take chances, but always make decisions based on love. Don't look over your shoulder into the past, unless it helps you to mold your future. Be thankful for each breath, live to help others, and use your talents before they are wasted. Your future is being built right now.


"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."~Hebrews 11:1


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Up Ahead



Twisted pathways leading to despondence,

Long, dark tunnels with no friends for correspondence,

Happy days weren't ahead, they seemed only behind,

Then a pinpoint of light awakened hopes beyond the grind,

The future is ahead, I'm not stuck in my depressing past,

Memories are just impressions, those moments don't always last,

Everyday is a new beginning, I only have to choose,

To be joyful beyond my circumstances, I've got nothing to lose!



"Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined."~Henry David Thoreau


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"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11


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"I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past."~Thomas Jefferson


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    • The Gift of Pen profile image

      The Gift of Pen 5 years ago from UK

      Lovely :)

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, The Gift of Pen! I try hard to put out great hubs, so it feels good to be appreciated. :)

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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      Ebower , after what I just wrote this is a beautiful hub!lol....awesome.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks so much, ahorseback!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Great quotes to inspire, I like the Lincoln one the best.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks! That's one of my favorites, too. :)

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      5 years ago

      I love Hebrews 11, which you quote from. Gives many examples of faith to follow.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      This is true. Hebrews is a great book from the Bible. I haven't read it in awhile, but I remember it being challenging and encouraging.

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      BaliMermaid 5 years ago from Ubud Bali

      Our daughter leaves, in too few days, for the USA to attend university for her freshman year. Your hub is timely, helpful and oh so welcomed. Thank you ever so much for allowing us, and her, to share in the wisdom of these words.

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      nicholerin 5 years ago from Texas

      Very beautifully put! I especially like the quotes by E. E Cumming and Lincoln.

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      Jennifer Kessner 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      This is so uplifting! It's making me feel at peace as I get ready for bed. =) Voted up, awesome, and beautiful!

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      Island Tropical 5 years ago

      Ebower, you are the best writer, keep up the good works.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      You are so sweet, Island Tropical! I always enjoy your comments. :)

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      BaliMermaid: I'm so glad this could be an encouragement to you! I hope she has a wonderful and successful time at her university. I also hope she enjoys the United States. I hope you are able to trust that she will be safe and make the right decisions in her life. May you and your family be blessed; thanks for sharing!

      nicholerin: Thanks! Those are some of my favorite quotes as well. :)

      Meisjunk: I'm so glad this gave you a peaceful feeling. Thanks for voting! :)

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      5 years ago

      Re-reading this, it's an intriguing line:

      'Long, dark tunnels with no friends for correspondence'.

      (Voted up, btw)

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for voting! Yes, I believe it's a pretty interesting line.

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      5 years ago

      I guess you had something in mind when you wrote that line.

      But anyway; your words are what you share; your thoughts are yours alone ...

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Sometimes I feel like that, because I don't have many friends here where I live.

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      5 years ago

      Think you'll move (eventually, if you get a job?)

      Best to pray about it, anyway.

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, I don't plan to stay here forever. I'm basically just here so I can live with my parents until I get on my feet again. I didn't get a chance to tell you, but a couple of days ago I was contacted by a tutoring company. I will be tutoring students in their homes. It's only part-time, but I am extremely grateful for the opportunity. Some money is better then no money; lol. I have tutored in the past, so I'm excited to do it again. But, yes, I will move somewhere else where there are more young single people such as myself and hopefully in a bigger city. Thanks for your encouragement over the past few months. :)

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      5 years ago

      YW & great news! (Have you thanked the Lord yet?) Keep praying, thanking and hoping!

      Blessings.

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      5 years ago

      PS: I suppose in the long term you are looking for a more cosmopolitan, urban or semi-urban environment where you might be able to develop sophisticated fashion and aesthetic tastes. Where there are likely to be Christian young men who appreciate quality art and fashion, etc.

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      I've thanked God several times since it happened. :) Good point; I hadn't thought about it in that way, but I guess you're right.

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      5 years ago

      'In every thing give thanks' 1 Thess. 5.17, right?

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Amen :)

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      5 years ago

      Good to maintain a thankful spirit always, anyway. Glad about your job. (No need to give up your job search though.)

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      This is true. I'll continue to look for another part time job or maybe even a full time job.

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      Michelle 5 years ago

      Why is ur future bright

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Michelle: Well, everyone can look forward to each new day; another opportunity to make their dreams and goals a reality. Personally, I know my future is in God's hands: "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

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      5 years ago

      Ebower: Good answer! Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      f: Thanks :)

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