~~ Life's Tug of War ~~


Life can seem ungrateful ~ and not always kind...
Life can pull at your heartstrings ~ and play with your mind...
Life can be blissful ~ and happy and free...
Life can put beauty ~ in the things that you see...

Life can place challenges ~ right at your feet...
Life can make good ~ of the hardships we meet...
Life can overwhelm you ~ and make your head spin…
Life can reward those ~ determined to win...

Life can be hurtful ~ and not always fair...
Life can surround you ~ with people who care...
Life clearly does offer ~ its Ups and Downs...
Life's days can bring you ~ both smiles and frowns...

Life teaches us to take ~ the good with the bad...
Life is a mixture ~ of happy and sad...

So...

Take the Life that you have ~ and give it your best...
Think positive, be happy ~ let God do the rest...
Take the challenges that life ~ had laid at your feet...
Take pride and be thankful ~ for each one you meet...

To yourself give forgiveness ~ if you stumble and fall...
Take each day that is dealt you ~ and give it your all…
Take the love that you're given ~ and return it with care…
Have faith that when needed ~ it will always be there...

Take time to find the beauty ~ in the things that you see...
Take life's simple pleasures ~ let them set your heart free...
The idea here is simply ~ to even the score…
As you are met and faced with ~ Life's Tug of War...

© Dr. James Robert Rowe ~ 1991

Used with permission





 

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