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a poem a pic a day: day 18


in the gutter

of my mind

my heart

my future

with the leaves of winter

wilted, mush, wet

cold and alone and swept

to the gutter

wash away last season’s regret

old ideas and conversations

rake out my fear

my anger

my pain

just don’t walk on by

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Seize Every Second

“You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you’ve lost them forever.” Wayne Dyer, Author and Speaker

I used to keep a list of things that brought me fear. Not things like “spiders” or “house fires” but things I had control over. Action steps I could take that would flip that fear on its head. Some I completed, most I did not. Of course I have regrets, but Mr. Dyer is right. Usually those pangs of remorse are because I DIDN’T do something. Something fun, courageous, adventurous or just small and simple, but if completed would have far-reaching results. These things I need to ponder. What about you?

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