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When Things Are Left Incomplete

Updated on October 3, 2014

Live And Learn

It happens

We tried everything we could

It still didn't work out

No time to feel pity

We have to move on and find a new challenge

That will consume our thoughts and energy

The sadness slips through when we pause

Trying to figure it out

Running it through our head a million times

What if ?

Why didn't I ?

Then we catch ourselves returning to that uncomfortable moment

When we had to accept the truth

It just wasn't going to happen

In life this can happen many times

Going for a job or a new position we really wanted

Finding our dream house and not long after

Hearing someone else beat us to it

Applying for a college and didn't get accepted

From small things to the major

Falling in love and finding out she doesn't love you anymore

The list goes on and on

How do we each deal with these tough times ?

Do we block them from our mind ?

What can we do to lesson the blow ?

I try to distract myself and keep my mind on anything else

This way in time when my mind finds it's way back

Time will have passed

Things don't seem as important when you are not in the middle of the action

Well I will still have my blue days

On the bright side I will have so many more incredible days that keep me happy

There is no telling why things didn't work out like I planned


There is a bigger and better plan in place

I have to keep trying and stay in the race

So whatever you do

No matter how bad things seem

Don't drop out

Keep plugging

Then let time pass

Look at the same situation in a different light

Tell me what you think ?

Did you end up better than before ?

Who could of known ?

The big guy upstairs

You can call him by many names

I like to think of him as

The kindest and most thoughtful.

Who knows a lot more than we do

A real one of a kind

Now I go on with my day


With a grin so deep

It starts at my feet


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee Think of all the times you popped on the computer and were able to travel with ease. Now I know things are hectic but this to will change. I have been there and it's no fun. My laptop keys are pressed and no letters come out then all of a sudden my computer plays catch up. So aggravating. Thank you for reading and sharing your experiences.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Well I certainly am being tested for something. My PC went on the blink. My hubby thinks it's an connection prob because it happened once before. Anyway he's checking it out. Meantime I've had to move over to his laptop and everything is taking twice as long and I hate it. Desperately in need of a new PC perhaps Santa will bring one. What do you think???

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 years ago

      shanmarie I often get ideas for something I want to try. After spending time and energy trying to make something work I come up to a roadblock. Then sometimes that means end of the line. I can't spend time on something with no return. I have gained some valuable information so it wasn't a waste just not profitable or practical to keep trying. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Shannon Henry 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Well, I didn't have any other choice but to be okay with it, unless I wanted to just be miserable and beat myself up. Many things in life are like that. And they seem so big and dissppoing at the time, an maybe are still somewhat disappointing in the future, but not to the same degree. Life, after all, is here and now. And I choose to always believe it gets better even after a disappaintment. If down the road you find there is a longing to try again, do it if you can. Or do it a bit differently. But don't stop living now and definitely not in self disgust. Don't forget you are human too. Forgive yourself. :)

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 years ago

      shanmarie I always like to think If I try hard enough and put my mind to it. I can do it. Disappointed I may be but I have to move on when I am faced with this situation that is beyond my control. More importantly how did you make out ? Are you o.k. with your choices ? I am still up in the air and haven't sorted it out yet. I am working on it and the more I talk about it the better I feel. Thank you for sharing and caring. You have helped me understand and feel different about my outcome. Have a good night.

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      Shannon Henry 

      4 years ago from Texas

      It is well to have an attitude of letting go and moving on. I learned that after a series of events prevented me from finishing school not once but three times.


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