Poem by MW Hardwick —If I Feel… And
If I feel sad when bad things happen I pause
If I feel stuck- I try to reflect on what is in the way and stop efforting
If I see fear I will face it
And do what I don’t want to do– plunge ahead.
If I feel uncertain I will ask questions.
If I see homelessness and unfairness I ask why and I will raise my voice.
If I feel down I know there is an up coming soon.
If I feel incompetent I will look to others for direction and ideas.
If I make a mistake I try to accept it and learn
If I feel insignificant now and lonely
I will remember my successes–and smile.
Today I will make it better by being more aware and paying attention and…
Count my blessings, count my blessings, count my blessings…