Giving Our Best

Every day is an opportunity to give our best, to move out of our comfort zone and be all that we can be. Be motivated by the wisdom in these motivational poems that focuses on living each day. The verses point out that we never know what tomorrow brings. Regret and not appreciating the each day of our lives is the message the Poets are trying to get across.

Giving Our Best

Poet: , ©2012

Every day that we are alive,
We should be asking ourselves whether we,
Are we giving our best to each day,
This is something we may not all see.

See each day we are given is a gift,
And to waste it would be very wrong.
But our lives are just that,
Ours to do with and hope our life's long.

But that's just it, our lives may not be long,
And come to an end before we are ready.
Don't be that person, who regrets,
Live your life full and steady.

Close your eyes and go to sleep,
Knowing you've conquer your day.
You'll life will be very successful,
And you'll be happy to look back when you're gray.

Poetry that was written many years ago, but the poets words still holds wisdom that apply today. To summarize the verses it is telling us not to live in the past, but look to the future and build our dreams starting today. There is no use reliving the past as it canít be changed. Previous failures, previous defeats really donít matter, what matters is that we move forward today and take action in building a successful tomorrow. As the poem says, Start Where You Stand!

Start Where You Stand

By Berton Braley

Start where you stand and never mind the past,
The past won't help you in beginning new,
If you have left it all behind at last
Why, that's enough, you're done with it, you're through;
This is another chapter in the book,
This is another race that you have planned,
Don't give the vanished days a backward look,
Start where you stand.

The world won't care about your old defeats
If you can start anew and win success;
The future is your time, and time is fleet
And there is much of work and strain and stress;
Forget the buried woes and dead despairs,
Here is a brand-new trial right at hand,
The future is for him who does and dares,
Start where you stand.

Old failures will not halt, old triumphs aid,
To-day's the thing, to-morrow soon will be;
Get in the fight and face it unafraid,
And leave the past to ancient history,
What has been, has been; yesterday is dead
And by it you are neither blessed nor banned;
Take courage, man, be brave and drive ahead,
Start where you stand.

Comfort Zone
Poet: Julie Hebert, ©2012

We all have a comfort zone,
In which we all retreat.
When times get tough it's hard to not
Feel like you are beat.

So when you feel this time approaching,
And your comfort zones in view.
Stop and think about what you're feeling,
And see if what you're feeling is true.

It's good we all have a spot,
That makes us all feel good.
But sometimes we may use that spot,
When it's not necessary that we should.

So next time you feel the need,
To stay in your comfort zone.
See if all you really need,
Is some confidence of your own.

The poem, My Creed, was written many years ago but it is one that we could all still live by today. Enjoy the words of wisdom written by Poet, Edgar A. Guest.

My Creed

Poet: Edgar A. Guest

To live as gently as I can;
To be, no matter where, a man;
To take what comes of good or ill
And cling to faith and honor still;
To do my best, and let that stand
The record of my brain and hand;
And then, should failure come to me,
Still work and hope for victory.

To have no secret place wherein
I stoop unseen to shame or sin;
To be the same when I'm alone
As when my every deed is known
To live undaunted, unafraid
Of any step that I have made;
To be without pretense or sham
Exactly what men think I am.

To leave some simple mark behind
To keep my having lived in mind,
If enmity to aught I show,
To be an honest, generous foe,
To play my little part, nor whine
That greater honors are not mine.

This, I believe, is all I need
For my philosophy and creed.

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