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The Gray Doesn’t Last

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I have to believe that… 

The days won’t always be gray
We will make it as we are
Both having come so very far

I have to trust that…

Life doesn’t give us any more
Than we can get through
 You have me and I have you

I have to remember that…

Perfection is not something real
But in this existence I know
Most important is the love we show©

by Mac

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Hands Of Time

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Time slowly passes the days go on and on
I have so much to bear and now you are gone
Thought that I’d do much better, able to be strong
But now I know I wasn’t ready and I was very wrong
Life can be so fleeting, the moments ebb and flow
Believed life was perfect,  just want you to know
Moments in a lifetime, just pictures in a frame
I want forever but you just couldn’t remain

The hands of time are just so unforgiving
Allowing death to steal from all of the living
While plundering our hearts with terrible grief
Taking from us so that our souls cannot find a relief
Broken and undone, I have lost all sense of feeling
Will this pain ever stop to allow me some healing
Yet from the loss and heartache I must believe
In this there is a lesson for me to receive©

by Mac

 

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You Can Never Satisfy Them All

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Nobody can ever please everyone all of the time

In fact you won’t even satisfy half of them partly

Desiring to do things just to make others happy

One will accomplish gratifying nobody equally

Thereby forever working hard to be discontent©

by Mac

 

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Storm’s Promise

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There is no denying how much I love you
Actions say one thing and I know it’s true

How I feel when I think of being without
There is no question and I have no doubt

I would voyage across the depths of time
Just to hear you say that you’re still mine

And I would swim shark infested oceans
You know that’s big, not just my emotions

Our love is real but life is so complicated
This is my fault, a mess that I’ve created

The future is hard and a bit of a question
So can I just say this, make one suggestion

If things get in our way, obscure our view
Remember our goal and we’ll get through

Love is my choice and so is being together
We have ups and downs just like weather

So just like a rainbow appears after the rain
Here’s my promise this storm is not in vain©

by Mac

 

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Self Doubt

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Be careful what you wish for is what they always say
And I did not believe them until things came my way

For life is full of obstacles and though some are small
It has been the big ones I find are hardest of them all

Then I wished for patience and this was a huge mistake
Cause, my trials became almost more than I could take

It is said God won’t give you more than you can handle
I witnessed others do well, to them can’t hold a candle

I shouldn’t be comparing or say I have it much harder
As through flames I have learned to have a lot of ardor

I’ve gained much strength, seen who it’s made me to be
In the challenges remembering faith isn’t what you see

Evolving and changing, hopes I turn out much improved
But most of all I pray for the doubt in self to be removed©

by Mac

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Life In The Fast Lane

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“It is only when we feel deprived that we resent giving to others. Self-care does not mean you stop caring about others; it just means you start caring more about you. Start thinking about yourself more and others less. Since you have a choice between taking care of someone else, or giving to yourself, try choosing yourself sometimes.”  ~Beverly Engel, The Right to Innocence

The world is giving us lots of imput, and constantly things are coming at us, all while we are being faced with choices. There are times I feel my mind slipping, getting caught up in these things that are really unimportant and of no consequence. Control of my depression and anxiety will start to fail. Then I begin to feel that I am no good to anyone and a fog settles into my mind. I’m in the fast lane but I’m about to cause an accident because my vehicle’s ‘check engine’ light is on. 

More and more I realize how important it is for me to take time to pause. I need to renew self so that I can get through life as a mom, wife and person. I have to make this time a necessity and not just a luxury. Call it a mental health day or call it ‘me’ time, but it is what keeps me sane. 

What types of activities do I do with this time? Well, everyone’s idea of what is enjoyable differs. But, some activities, no mater the person, can be quite theraputic. I have found art, journaling, meditation and yoga are useful for everyone. There is much scientific research that backs this up. I can attest that these are all amazing ways to bring my mind back into focus, clarity and at peace. 

As for other options I choose to do with my free time– I enjoy hanging out at Starbucks or walking around my favorite store, going to the library, strolling on the beach and doing photography. These pastimes are inexpensive or free, but do so much to help me feel refreshed and get my motor running properly. So, I hope that you will be sure to take moments to relax and renew yourself too, remembering to slow down once in a while before you crash and burn.

 

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Questions

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What if later never comes, all you have is now
What if you only have this moment somehow

Who do you want to be remembered for being
Who do you want the world truly to be seeing

Where does your most precious of treasures lie
Where does the sum of all of your efforts apply

When will you see time is not ever on your side
When will you face the world, no need to hide

How can I help you to keep from regretting choices
How can I say it enough, listen to the inner voices©

by Mac

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