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Turning No Into Yes I Can

Updated on July 20, 2011

Repeat Yes I Can

When your day starts out on the wrong foot and you want to go back to bed

Yes I can enjoy my day and find many great pleasures along the way

Bills are piling up faster than the money is coming in and the situation looks scarey

Yes I can find a way to make ends meet

Friends that you talk to are not supportive of all your efforts

Yes I can succeed

Your boss expects more and you are at your limit

Yes I can do better

When your wife or husband finds something to complain about

Yes I can make them happy

As you move and body aches and your eyes are tired

Yes I can feel good again

I am taking struggling and turning into wanting

I am taking fear and turning into sheer determination

Life doesn't change over night

One step closer to where I want to be is fine with me

Feeling good about doing my personal best

Trying when other people give up

Loving living in the moment no matter what it may be

Because it is a new experience to me

Seeing the bright side when the dark clouds are hanging over

Looking at all my accomplishments and slowly adding to the list

I am who I am today because I made it through that rocky road

Now Rocky Road happens to be one of my icecream favorites

That I eat up now and again like all the things I have seen and done

I have found the need to do what is right not because someone tells me so

Just because I know deep down in my soul

Life is far from over when I don't have the answer

I just have to find a clue and continue

Making my life not a pain in the neck but my favorite book I can read over and over again

Like picking out dessert on the menu

There is not one choice but many and in time maybe I can say with great enthusiasm and pride

I have tried them all


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Aeriel_ALN I am so glad you did.I have missed you.I am to blame.I get lost like a little boy at the Zoo.So little time and so many animals to still see.I find life so challanging it knocks me for a loop.I always try to remember the people that mean the most to me.But I was never good at drawing the line.Who to include or who to leave out.I just want to include everyone for one reason or another.I have been helped all my life time and time again.Even now as we speak you are helping me form words and thoughts and new ideas.If it wasn't for wonderful people like you I would be talking to myself again.Have one of many more beautiful mornings still to come.Thanx.

    • Aeriel_ALN profile image


      7 years ago from Lindenwood University

      Needed to see this one, DREAM ON, my dear friend... thank you so much for posting this! As always you are so insightful and in tune with the world and the way it works. Props to you my friend!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick If you can't find one I have one that is a size of a sofa chair I am using for me I would gladly share.Have a super night and dream wonderful dreams tonight.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      Oh my Gosh!!!! I had a smile from ear to ear as I was reading this. You are brilliant!

      Thank you very, vey much.

      I ´m on my way to hunt for a large jar.!! xxx

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick I think it is time to put one of my newest ideas into action.You have to put one penny in a jar every time you say a negative thing about your life.You can find a big jar and put it in your kitchen and write in Big letters WIMP FUND. This is where you put a penny in everytime you say something that doesn't help your life in any way.You have chosen to WIMP out and try to escape because you think this way is easier.It is not. Never ever ever a good way to live your life..Other people have accepted it for too too too long.You are so much better than that.It slows you down and confuses things.Now that we have that covered it is time to move on and write all your fears and troubles down.Clear your head of all the things that bother you from time to time.Write ,write and write some more.You can put all those thoughts to good use and turn them into great stories.But back at the ranch the real you will give all you have every day and find something that makes you happy.If it is wrong and aggrivates you write about it.Then when that writing is done so is that thought.But if I catch you talking about how this and that bad happened then a penny goes in the jar.Lets pretend every penny is really a hundred dollar bill.How would that money change your life?Well that is how your thoughts affect your life good or bad.Bad and sad thoughts take you away from your wealth and health and affect others too.Do I here a clank.I thought I heard you curse today?Are you sure you are not complaining right now?Have fun and if anything else it makes you think.When there is one negative thought there is at least two thoughts better than that.You can do it.I am counting on you.Talk soon.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      O Dream On. You crack me up. Thank you for being there for me. I´m such a wimp sometimes.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Movie Master You know how to pick out my favorite line too.I must admit it is so much fun to have someone say I like this.Thanx for making my writings enjoyable.Dim Flaxenwick I don't believe it for a second.How can a good attitude be hard.Isn't that an oximoron.A double negative.Just wrong that's all.Living life being sad is wrong.When all we have to do is look around us and see everything that excites us to know end!!!!When things bring you down and I know it does happen.Think of a more pleasant thought.Even just a slight improvement will do.Think for a second how bad can this really be?I have thought this feeling before and all things turned out great.Now think a little bit happier thought than that.Then one better thought than that.So on and so on.

      Then when you are going out to lunch because you wanted to treat yourself for a job well done.I am here to pick up the bill.Just send it to me.Care of... Happiness Is In The Mind All The Time.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      As always you amaze me with your positive attitude. I am really trying to adopt the same attitude, but I find it hard.

      This was awesome . You are a gem.

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Dream on, my favourite line is 'I am who I am today because I made it through that rocky road' thank you for sharing this I know I will refer to it over and over, brilliant and voting up.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      BillyAustindillon I am so glad you enjoyed it.One more attempt to make my day better.Thanx for reading and I will have to read Kipling's If.

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      7 years ago

      Dream On such sanguine advise - reminds me also of Kipling's IF


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