You Reading This, Be Ready

 

Starting here, what do you want to remember?
How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?
What scent of old wood hovers, what softened
sound from outside fills the air?

Will you ever bring a better gift for the world
than the breathing respect that you carry
wherever you go right now? Are you waiting
for time to show you some better thoughts?

When you turn around, starting here, lift this
new glimpse that you found; carry into evening
all that you want from this day. This interval you
spent reading or hearing this, keep it for life –

What can anyone give you greater than now,
starting here, right in this room, when you turn around?

William Stafford
(1914-1993)

 

In the last month I’ve had a lot of changes happen in my life. Mostly for the better. Tonight, I joined Weight Watchers. Another positive change I’m dedicating myself to.  Sometimes I think, when you’re having a really hard time of it, you have to let go of a lot of negative things so you can hold on to the positive in your life.  That’s what I’m trying to do now. Choose the positive in my life, the good in my life.

Next…a walking group.

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