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Friday Poem – Dare to Dream

dare to dreamSearching for a suitable poem for today, I literally stumbled across this poem by a poet called Paul Adolphus. That is pretty much all I know about him – his name.

He was written some beautiful poems and this one stood out for me – we should all dare to dream.  Without dreams and hopes what we?

Dare to Dream

Set your goals way up high
Shoot for the stars
Aim for the sky
Great things you can achieve
When you try
Never lose hope
Never let your dreams die

When others try to bring you down
Wear a smile and never a frown
Perseverance will win you your crown
Respect will get you around

Never succumb to the sting of defeat
When you stumble and fall
Get back on your fee
In the face of adversity never retreat
Keep your goals in sight
Till your mission is complete

Believe in yourself and the rest
will fall into place;
No need to rush
You’re not in a race
Do one thing at a time
At your own pace
Your destiny awaits you
Victory is yours to embrace

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Friday Poem – My Creed

An inspirational set of words from Laine Parsons:lake wanaka

My Creed

To learn how to live for today.

To understand that I should accept the

things beyond my control, and not take

everything so seriously.

To hold on to courage and hope, and not let

doubt discourage me from doing anything

I aspire to do.

To remember that the world needs the

sunshine of as many smiles as it can get –

and to do my part.

To build bridges instead of walls.

To see the best in others; to acknowledge

their inner beauty with my outer appreciation.

To remember that without friends and loved

ones , my world would be nothing; to be

thankful that with them, it is everything.

To realise that there is an entire lifetime

ahead of me, but precious little time

to be wasted.

To work for my goals, and know that they

can be achieved; and to reach for dreams

with ability, determination and belief.

And finally to know, in the end, that

life will be good to me . . .

if I can do my best

to be good to life.

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What would you salvage?

I stumbled upon a quote by the American poet laureate Kay Ryan the other day:dreaming

The day misspent,
the love misplaced,
has inside it
the seed of redemption.
Nothing is exempt
from resurrection.

… and it got me thinking about what I would do about days mis-spent and love misplaced.

We can’t go back and change the past, that’s a fact. But, if everything has a chance to be rescued or saved should you, or would you?

People talk about a mis-spent youth, generally in terms of not working harder, and by the time they realise this they haven’t gone as far as they actually wanted in life – some of the dreams are still the same distance away. But can you still shoot for those dreams, or do you risk ridicule?

I think dreams can be aimed for throughout life, at any age. After all what are we if we don’t have dreams and hopes – these are generally what keeps us going. Striving for something – which for many of us is unattainable, but we still keep trying, because trying and not reaching our destination is far better than not trying at all, isn’t it?

Mr Wrong No. 2 ridiculed me by saying that I was stupid to try to keep shooting for the stars – he said that there comes a point when you have to realise you will fail, and just give up on your dreams. Personally, I think he’s so totally wrong, and probably just goes to show what kind of person he really is.

I will never tell SC to give up on his dreams. I will stand behind him and help him reach for the stars, when he needs my help and encouragement, not scorn or jeer and generally put him down, so that he feels that he can never aim for anything, but just take whatever is handed out to him.

I still have my dreams, and yes, at 41, maybe they are unattainable, but I’ll never stop looking at the stars, striving, wishing and hoping.

So can you rescue mis-spent days and misplaced loves?

I think, if anything has a chance to be salvaged, you should at least try.

Maybe you spent a day playing instead of working hard on your business. Totally guilty of this sometimes – and yes, I know I have no one to blame but myself. But I salvage the situation and work long hours, over the weekend and am constantly striving to become a better “all-rounder” in the business world, so I can reach one of my stars.

Can we misplace love?

I think this could be open to two different meanings.

Firstly, by unwisely giving our heart to someone. This could be for many reasons – for me, when I left Mr Wrong No. 1 for Mr Wrong No. 2 it was because there was nothing left of my relationship with Mr Wrong No. 1, but Mr Wrong No. 2 came along at the right time, saying all the right things that I wanted to hear. Looking back, I was foolish, naive and too trusting – the only good thing to come out of it was SC, whom I wouldn’t be without for all the world. I’m sure everyone, at some point in their life has done the same thing.

Secondly, we can misplace love, if the timing, or situation, is not right for that love.

But can either of these be redeemed.

Personally, I would not wish to salvage anything from the disasters that were Mr Wrong Nos. 1 & 2. The only thing I have rescued is my sanity!

For the second, if I was lucky enough to be in the situation where there was a chance for happiness with someone, where previously there was not, I wouldn’t hesitate. I wouldn’t rush in though. I would want to take time and develop a deep friendship alongside love, to ensure that love would never be misplaced again. 😉

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