Today my blog is nothing to do with mesh and yet it is. I deal with the sadness of others every day and I refuse to stop living my life because of it. I have things I love to do and although they may be hampered by what has happened to me, I still find a way to do them.
For those of you who suffer I want you remember this. Don’t be defined by mesh. Keep living. Find your passion and do something every day no matter how small it is.
For me, the simplest of things make me smile. I enjoy my surroundings and look beyond what has happened to me. I live out in the countryside and often stare at the giant oak tree behind my house. It has been growing a long time and has weathered storms and drought. It still stands strong and tall and reminds me every day to do the same.
I am alive and you are alive. Life is for living.
One of my many passions is writing poetry. This is one I wrote that is especially poignant for what has happened to us and yet we choose how we live.
If I said, “Make history”
“Each and every day”
“Don’t take life for granted”
“Don’t throw your life away”
Would you even listen?
Perhaps you wouldn’t care
Could I make you understand?
A dream I want to share?
That life is meant for living
Don’t sit and take up space
Tell the world, “I’ve been on earth”
“Remember me, my face”
Of course they’ll be a struggle
To take a stand and say
“I’ll live my life the way I choose”
“And it will be ‘my way’ “
Sometimes it will be scary
To stand alone and choose
You’d rather follow ‘well-made paths’
But if you do, you’ll loose
The very best is yet to come
And they’ll be times you’ll fall
So choose the course that serves ‘You’ best
And you will stand up tall
Remember every breath you take
Should fill your lungs with life
You don’t deserve to waste a day
Filled with hurt and strife
For life is filled with choices
And if you step aside
Someone else will choose for you
And it won’t be ‘your ride’
Now here’s the dream I share with you
Enjoy each breath you take
The choice is yours, so choose your path
There’s so much ‘life’ at stake
So don’t take pills to dull the ache
Don’t drink to end the pain
Life is far too precious
You won’t be back again
Make a change today and smile
Say “Yes, I’ll stand and fight”
Others soon will share your joy
And then you’ll be all right
I never gave up no matter how hard I had to fight. I always chose to live.