Thankful Every Day

Every day is a day of thanks.
In my direction, there’s no shortage of blessings.

Conditioned to see the bad before the good.
That was the past mistakes
of many generations before me.

I’m thankful every day for the gift of life,
not just on this pagan holiday.

Less Is More

The more materialistic things I long for,
the less happier I become.
It just pollutes the natural odor of my life.
the world; modernization

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The more simply things I desire,
the happier I feel, inside and out.
It’s my heart speaking out.
God; traditional

Count Blessings

You’re better off
counting your blessings
than piling up complaints

for your blessings
are added unto you
while complaints will rob you
deaf, blind, and dumb.

Lead By Example

I’ll run that extra mile,
keep doing what it takes
to make it to the other side.

Being a single mother
will not
be “the go-to excuse” for

why this, why not
how could this, how come that
when did this happen, when did that happen
where to go
what to do
if it hadn’t been for this, if it hadn’t been for that
blah, blah, blah!!!

I’m no longer at that
feel-sorry-for-myself stage.
My best is all I can give.

On The Other Side

Watching with awe
as others live
their version of their lives.

I’m just a stranger
looking in from the outside;
but it sure looks finger-looking good
on that brightly lit
side of the street.

Thank God

I thank God for life.
It’s truly a blessing
when I’m not caught up
in the magazine focus of things.

I thank God for love.
He simplifies everything in life,
making them more manageable.
Whereas, hatred has the opposite effect, there’s definite chaos.

With God, I have peace in the midst of a storm.
I have hope when everything looks dull and dark.
I have understanding, courage, wisdom
…all the tools I need to survive.
I know that with Him
ALL things are possible.
I don’t ever want to lose sight of the truth.

Today Was A Good Day

Today was a good day.
Can’t complain at all.
So much to be thankful for.
Another humbling experience.
It’s the little things,
the uncomplicated things,
that I appreciate the most.
Like seeing the smiles on
my children’s faces
after a long day at work.

A Humbling Reminder

I’m not better than you
and you’re not better than me.
Because of who I am and how I was raised,
I’ve never been one to place myself on a pedestal
and I refuse to flaunt my blessings in your face.
Truth is: you never know
which way the wind might blow.
Just as quickly as things come,
they can be easily taken away,
with absolutely no explanation.

God Is Alive And Well

The world needs healing,
but only God can do that.
The good suffer while the bad thrives.
The good die young while the bad walks away freely.

But you know what?
Don’t get too discouraged.
God is alive and well.
He hears our cries for help.

Everything we’ve endured is apart of His plan.
Everything He does works together for our good.
At the end of the day, we have all sinned
and have fallen short of the glory of God.

He doesn’t owe us any special favors
but He still provides us with everything that we need.
We are a blessed nation
yet we remain an ungrateful nation.