Overcome fears that attempt to control us
Navigate well-planned itineraries and give ourselves encouragement
Examine individual expectations to evade unnecessary pressure
Stay focused, don’t allow visions to become clouded
Turn negativity into optimism, energize minds
Embrace the “can do” instead of dwelling on the “can’t”
Pray for patience and less need for immediate results
Combine dreams with reality and stretch thought abilities
Leave failed attempts buried in the forgiving past
Open eyes to new, plausible, and stimulating opportunities
Support ourselves to avoid preventable disappointments
Edge towards much anticipated, thrilling finish lines
Remember to view the cup half full; half empty will only deter.
Lauren Scott (c) 2022
Happy Friday and Happy April! ❤️
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Yes, that’s the journey we’re on. A lot of work, don’t you think?
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Hi Barbara, this journey is a lot of work, but I believe trying is always worth it. 🙂 Have a good weekend!
The perfect daily meditation!
Happy April, my dear Lauren!
Thanks, Marina! I’m glad you think so. We all need a little encouragement now and then, and what better time than to kick off a new month? 🙂 Love and hugs to you and have a good weekend! 🌸💞🌸💞🌸💞
More hugs your way!
Inspiring thoughts! Well-penned Lauren.
Thanks, Balroop. I’m glad you enjoyed this bit of inspiration. Happy weekend!
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Thanks so much, John!
You are very graciously welcome so much, Lauren.
Profound and positive thoughts so well composed, Lauren. Too good.
Thanks so much, Kamal, for your lovely words. I’m glad you liked this post. I was in the mood for something uplifting. Wishing you a good weekend. 💕
Yes it was awesome Lauren. Welcome always 😊😊😊
Beautiful in every way!
Thanks, Nico! I’m glad you enjoyed this. Have a wonderful weekend.
All good thoughts, Lauren. Thank you.
Thanks, John. We all can use some encouragement once in a while, especially nowadays. Happy weekend ahead. 🙂
Very encouraging words, it is so easy to get caught up in other people’s expectations too.
Thanks for your kind words, Charlotte. I agree with you; it’s so easy to get caught up in many things that distract us from being our true selves. 🌸
Good goals and peptalk, Lauren!
Thanks, Barbara! We all need this at times, don’t we? 🙂
Yes we do, Lauren. Hope you are doing well 🙂
HI Lauren, what a lovely poem this is. So very true and inspiring.
Thanks for your kind words, Robbie. I feel that inspiration and encouragement are needed now and then. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend. 🌻
HI Lauren, yes, this weekend has been better than the last two and I have written a new poem inspired by your spider post.
Lauren, your poetry is truly wonderful. Inspiring. ♡
Thanks, Audrey! I appreciate your lovely comment. 💞
If only all of us could remember these well chosen words in our daily activities
What a nice thing to “say” Ian. Thank you!
Beautiful wishes held within your wonderful poem…. April to me has always been a month of renewal as Spring gets underway..
Great reminders… I especially liked these words..
“Stay focused, don’t allow visions to become clouded
Turn negativity into optimism, energize minds ”
Brilliantly said… Sending Love and hugs my friend ❤
Thanks so much, Sue! I’ve felt the same about April as you. A time for renewal, as well as spring cleaning. 🙂 I’m so glad you liked this poem and I appreciate your lovely comment. Lots of love and hugs to you also! 💕🌺🌻
My pleasure… sending love ❤ 😍 🌱🌷🌱🌷
Back to you, Sue! It’s great to see you around blogland again. You were missed. Hugs 💝💐💝💐
Bless you for saying so… I am taking it easy… I am dipping in and out Lauren… But altered a few permissions so I know when true friends blog.. lol… so I hope not to miss too many.. ❤
I understand. Just do what you need to do. I am here, along with your other friends. 🙂 💕💕
Awww Bless you x ❤
Precious Lines Lauren.
Life can be tough at times and require much work but it’s worth the try.
And in between we can appreciate our sucesses! And celebrate!
Thanks so much, Marie, and you said it well, too! It’s all about trying to stay focused, not letting life’s hiccups keep us down. Happy Monday and wishing you a wonderful week ahead. ❤️🌸🌻
Some good inspirational thoughts.
Thanks, Binky! I’m glad you think so. 🙂
I’m going to start each day with your poem. Thank you, lovely Lauren. ❤ xXx ❤
Thank YOU for your lovely words, Jane. Don’t we all need a nudge sometimes, a dose of encouragement to keep us going? I know I do. 🙂 Sending hugs and love, dear friend. ❤️🌸🌸❤️
A wonderful and encouraging post, Lauren! Thank you for penning this.
I’m so glad you enjoyed this, Mark, and thank you for your wonderful words. I think we all need some encouragement now and then. I know I do. 🙂
Lauren, this is so inspiring
Thanks so much, Mariana. I appreciate your visit and lovely comment. 🌸
You’re welcome dear
What a great and useful list!
Thanks, Art! I appreciate the visit, too.
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