There may be days
when you get up in the morning,
and things aren’t the way
you had hoped they would be;
That’s when you have to
tell yourself that things will get better.
There may be times when people
disappoint you and let you down,
but those are the times
when you must remind yourself
to trust your judgements and opinions,
and to keep your life focused on believing in yourself
and all that you are capable of accomplishing;
There will be challenges to face
and changes to make in your life,
and it is up to you to accept them;
Constantly keep yourself headed
in the right direction for you.
It may not be easy at times,
but in those times of struggle,
you will find a stronger sense of who you are,
and you will also see yourself
developing into the person
you have always wanted to be.
Life is a journey through time,
filled with many choices;
each of us will experience life
in his or her own personal way.
so when the days come that are filled
with frustration and unexpected responsibilities,
remember to believe in yourself
and all you want your life to be
because the challenges and changes
will only help you to find the dreams
that you know are meant to come true for you.
Sandra Lee Smith
Originally posted, January, 2010,
Updated October 26, 2018