Wednesday, August 29, 2012

ANYWAY, by sandra, ttgp

i wrote this a couple years ago. just ran across it, tucked inside a book. inspired by the beloved poem "anyway" by kent keith. a poem found taped to the walls of Mother Teresa's children's home in Calucutta.

if you eat lots of chocolate, you may gain a little weight and even risk a cavity.
~eat sweets anyway!

if you drink wine as you listen to the beat of a great live band, you might talk too much and make a fool of yourself on the dance floor.
~ drink and dance anyway!

if you fall in love, the intense blissful emotions will eventually subside, mature or completely disappear.
~fall in love anyway!

if you allow yourself to laugh out loud from the bottom of your belly, you might snort or even pee your pants in public.
~double over laughing anyway!

if you have children, you are guaranteed to experience worry and guilt. you will find yourself underqualified for the awesome responsibility; undeserving of the love and rewards and unable to influence or predict what the future has in store.
~be the best parent you can be anyway!

if you spend time, energy and money pursuing hobbies and dreams that do not promise fame or fortune, you risk family and friends coming over to a messy house and you will be accused of being selfish.
~devote time to your passions anyway!

if you splurge on something beyond your financial capabilities, you risk debt and the reputation of being impulsive.
~buy something extra special anyway!

if you experiment with a new look, a new style, a new attitude, people will stare and may not accept the new you.
~reinvent yourself anyway!

if you pray out loud and share your spiritual beliefs with others, you will offend some percentage of the people who know you.
~let God Shine in you and through you anyway!

if you reach for the stars you risk setbacks and failures
~let the sky be the limit anyway!


At 10:46 AM, Blogger Jim Ott said...

thanks for sharing this poem. it's always nice to rediscover stuff we've written, to revisit what thoughts we had, to see whether we've changed much since then. your poem is inspiring...

At 12:03 AM, Blogger she said...

thanks jim! it is always nice when "i" rediscover things i've written and tucked away

but, when someone else finds them first..

that's just embarrassing.

i am so enjoying your blog too!
you took to blogging like a french to fries.. your stories and comments are a great addition to the blogosphere

i'll be checkin' back..

happy day! ~s.


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