Quote of the week

You never fail until you stop trying

Albert Einstein

Just a reminder for you today. Take another step, don’t give up, don’t quit. Keep moving forward. It’s not the end until you decide otherwise. Set SMART goals and work towards it. Live a happy life and remember to celebrate little wins. Remember, you can do this, “you never fail until you stop trying” Cheers to the week ahead!

Who’s your favourite poet of all time?

I can’t possibly pick one writer as my favourite, though if you ask me I could tell you it’s Edgar Allan Poe today and tomorrow I could say it’s Maya Angelou. Don’t mind me, I find it difficult to pick just one person.

If I choose just one poet, my nose might just grow longer

So I’ll be starting a series where I’ll be talking about different writers and some of their works I really like and think you should check out. You can always tell me yours too. I’d definitely like to get some recommendations from you all and I look forward to reading them.

In the end

Dear reader, in the end what really matters is your deeds and how you spent your time, so tell me, when you’re left alone with no admirers. Will you be comfortable with your deeds alone and without a dime?

In the end, all I have to say to you is to choose to live your life without regrets and make yourself happy. It’s your life, choose how you want to live it.

Flashback

I haven’t really been able to write poems this year. There has been a number of overwhelming things and writing poetry has always been like a form of solace for me. I couldn’t think of what to post today so I went into my poetry book and this three particular lines from a poem I wrote sometime last year seem to match my mood and my current feelings. I hope you like it.

Poem of the week

Good Bones
BY MAGGIE SMITH

Life is short, though I keep this from my children.
Life is short, and I’ve shortened mine
in a thousand delicious, ill-advised ways,
a thousand deliciously ill-advised ways
I’ll keep from my children. The world is at least
fifty percent terrible, and that’s a conservative
estimate, though I keep this from my children.
For every bird there is a stone thrown at a bird.
For every loved child, a child broken, bagged,
sunk in a lake. Life is short and the world
is at least half terrible, and for every kind
stranger, there is one who would break you,
though I keep this from my children. I am trying
to sell them the world. Any decent realtor,
walking you through a real shithole, chirps on
about good bones: This place could be beautiful,
right? You could make this place beautiful.

Quote of the week

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more than fear”

Ambrose Redmond

Being courageous everyday doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be afraid or you can’t be scared. It just means that you choose to fight for yourself, you choose yourself. I think it means you choose to be better, to do better than the previous day.