poem

A Birthday Poem

dust settles upon another year,
another book of memories
of short months and long nights,
tears wiped away again and again,
hard decisions made and my reflection says:
still I remain.

now a little stronger, a little wiser,
countless lessons learned,
and full of appreciation for love gained.

thankful for new connections,
others dismissed,
and others within fingertips reach.

out of it all
I am where I am;
no longer there,
on my way
with two feet planted
moving forward.

“Any change, even a change for the better, is accompanied by discomforts.” – Arnold Bennett

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Don’t be afraid of losing people. Be afraid of losing yourself trying to please everyone around you.”