Overcoming our fears that attempt to control us, if we permit them
Navigating our well-planned itineraries and giving ourselves encouragement
Examining our individual expectations, to evade unnecessary pressure
Staying focused and not allowing our visions to become clouded
Turning our negativity into optimism; energizing our minds
Embracing what we “can do” instead of dwelling on what we “can’t”
Praying for God’s Grace and continual Guidance throughout our journeys
Combining our dreams with reality and stretching our thought abilities
Leaving our failed attempts buried in the forgiving past
Opening our eyes to new, plausible and stimulating opportunities
Supporting ourselves to avoid preventable disappointments
Edging towards our much anticipated, thrilling finish lines
Remembering to view the cup half full; half empty will only deter us~
This isn’t to inspire only for the New Year,
but, for “forever.”
Blessings to you all~
48 thoughts on “ONE STEP CLOSER -An Inspirational Acrostic Poem”
I LOVE IT, AMAZING PIECE! God Bless 🙂
Thanks, PJ! I’m glad you like this one! Blessings to you, My Friend! xx
This is wonderful of you to make this list. I can use this can’t I…To remind me?
It is truly good advice.
Thanks, Deb, and, of course, you can use it! I need to live by my own words, too! 🙂 xx
This is marvelous, superb–and I can’t believe how pertinent to me today, as though you wrote it ‘specially for me. Thank you thank you thank you–for your wonderful creativity, insight, positive focus, and great LOVE! God bless you, Lauren!
Caddo, if your kind words get any kinder, I’ll fall out of my chair! 🙂 Thank YOU! I’m truly glad you loved this, since you are the Acrostic Queen! Blessings to you, My Dear Friend! xx
The Acrostic Queen–now there’s a T-shirt I need (maybe in “Cookie Crumb Brown”). Let’s just keep having fun! Big hugs to you!
Such inspiring and supportive thinking–how can we not *all* benefit from taking this to heart? I will do my best to learn all of these things and pass them along as I go. I thank you for the gentle and always helpful nudge to do so! Wonderfully done, dear Lauren.
Thanks so much, Kathryn…I only hope I can live by my own words! 🙂
Reblogged this on Don's Philosophy on Life.
Thanks so much, Don, for your visit, for following me and I’m honored you chose to re-blog this on your site! I’m heading over your way now! 🙂
excellent written solid advice! Will take it to heart 🙂
Thanks so much, Francina! I’m glad you liked it, too! 🙂
Very inspirational Lauren, I needed to read something encouraging today!
Thank you, Sharon, I’m glad I was able to inspire you and I need to read my own words often, too! Blessings to you, too, my friend!
I love it 🙂 very creative, Lauren!!
Thanks, Autumn! Have a wonderful day! 🙂
Thanks so much, capricioussoul! 🙂
The “E” in STEP is my favourite Lauren … Pam
One of mine, too, thanks, Pam! xx
I love your new picture. What a pretty girl 🙂
Thanks, Elle, seeing her now makes me smile! Hugs to you, my friend! 🙂
L—eaning on your blog for support;
O–wning my goals with joy;
V–owing never to quit;
E–asing myself into peace;
T–alking with God in the forest;
H–elping a small creature along the way;
I–tching for more blog reads;
S–ighing with pleasure at these poems.
P–ausing for refreshment;
O–hing and aahing over these rhythms;
S–ewing seeds of kindess by your good example;
T–asting the rewards of patience in the race.
Oh, Rose, what can I say? This is lovely in itself and I thank you for such a thoughtful, incredible complement! This is going in my favorites! Hugs!
What an amazing tribute this poem is!
Thanks so much, MargeKatherine! I appreciate your visit!
🙂 I love this!!! If only I could actually do it all!! 🙂
Thanks, Jen, and it’s easy to write them, but I have to follow them, too! 🙂
Great poem Lauren!!! By the way, I nominated you for the Candle Lighter Award but I see that you already have it 🙂 Peace, love and blessings, Terri
Thanks so much for thinking of me, Terri! Blessings to you, too! 🙂
One Step Closer…
And so nicely etched in red might I add? 🙂
A very nice posting my friend and thank you
for calling into my Space this evening 🙂
You are welcome to
call by anytime Lauren 🙂
Thanks, Androgoth; I’m glad you enjoyed this and I’ll be over your way again, soon! 🙂
great post and very inspirational : )
Thanks so much, J! xx
Wonderful acrostic, Lauren – thank you. This is a beautiful blessing and reminder for us all!
Thanks, Betty…now, if I can just act on my own advice! xx
“Combining our dreams with reality and stretching our thought abilities”
My favorite line, every great thing ever done was once inside someone’s head.
Thanks, Andrea, I agree; our minds can do wonders or keep us from doing wonderful things~
A clever and fresh parchment of inspiration from a lovely mind. Well done, Lauren. Thank you for sharing this!
Thank you, VW! Your gentle, kind words are much appreciated!
this is really good! 😉
Thank you very much! I’m glad you liked it! 🙂
Well worth the obvious labour required to create this. Thank you. 🙂
Thanks, Ben, I’m glad you enjoyed this! It helps me, too, if I can live by my own words! 🙂
Isn’t that one of the reasons we write?
Yes, you’re right; writing is therapeutic for our souls~ 🙂
If we use it in that way.