Life Steps

The motivational poem, Life Steps, reminds us that we sometimes take one step forward and one step back, but the important thing is to keep stepping forward.

Life Steps
By , 2007

Our entire life is made up of choices,
What we decide, the action we take,
the attitude we display
All represent the steps of life.

Sometimes we take two steps forward
And one-step back.
Some of us take baby steps
Some of us take giant steps

But the secret is not to let that
one step back turn into a failure.
Learn from backward steps
And keep on stepping forward in this dance Called Life!

Foundation of Life
Poet: Dorsey Baker, 2012

If you are always looking for fault,
that is what you will find-
If you are always looking for fault,
that is what you will find-
and you'll never have peace of mind.
If you are always looking for the bad,
you'll never see the good,
If you are always looking for the bad,
you'll never see the good, surely must be clearly understood-
Don't look for the shadow and the sun you will see,
Don't look for the shadow and the sun you will see.
and a better human being you will surely be!

Poet: William de Witt Hyde

Live in the active voice, rather than passive.
Think more about what you happen than what is happening to you.

Live in the indicative mood, rather than in the subjunctive.
Be concerned with things as they are, rather than as they might be

Live in the present tense, facing the duty at hand
without regret for the past or worry over the future.

Live in the singular number, caring more for the approval of your own conscience
than for the applause of the crowd.

The Mirror of Life
Catherine Pulsifer, 2012

Life is but a mirror,
Looking back at us.
Everything we do each day,
Should lead us to impress.

And sometimes when we need,
To see life differently.
We have that mirror to help us,
Change our view gently.

The eyes of everyone,
Also reflect back.
Mirrors come in different ways,
To show us what we lack.

But most importantly,
Don't forget to always look.
Be your best
And life will look after the rest.

What we see and what we do
Are reflections of what is true
Don't let your mirror reflect the things
That you do not want to come true.

Instead each day set your goals
Strive to complete, it is good for your soul.
Give life all you've got
Never look in the mirror and stop.

A motivational poem about how one life can make a difference. We hope the poetry reminds you that even though you may be only one person, you can make a difference.
Just One

Poet Unknown
(thanks to Jane for submitting)

One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.

One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal

One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.

One step must start each journey.
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.

One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what's true,

One life can make a difference,
You see, it's up to you!

Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime." Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"Life is a game and your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to play fully." Wendy Hearn

"Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies." Ann Landers

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make." Les Brown

"Today is life - the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto." Dale Carnegie

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