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 I have become an introvert
But I’m trying to change my ways
Started to externalize more
Over the last several days…

 Been spending far less time
Lingering, inside of my head
Taking more time to appreciate
The outside world instead

 Instead of just walking past
In the usual workplace huff
I look up and acknowledge people
It’s really brilliant stuff

It’s amazing to see the effect
Of  a ‘thank you’ or a simple ‘hello’
These basic acts of kindness
Should not be need to know.

I will strive to be a kinder man
Take the positive wherever I go
Tell people that I appreciate them
Whenever they should know…

 When I witness a kind act
I will make a point of telling
When someone exacts a hefty price
I won’t buy what they’re selling

Easier to shrug off the predictable
Laugh, at what seems strange
I will accept it for what it is
Smile, in the name of change

 Catch the humour of situations
When life throws me curves
Think that maybe it’s just me
When people get on my nerves.

 If I am too busy to bother
I will get out of my own way
Leaving room for more positive
To join me every day…

 Stop driving myself crazy
Stop using excuses as a shield
Taking myself to a better place
Less stop signs, more yield

I will hold the door for people
Compliment them whenever I can
Put others before myself
Be a strong and proud man

Invite meaningful discussion
Let other opinions go ahead
Be firm in my belief
That conversation is not dead.

I had been missing too much
In the dark with mostly me
Lost sight of who I am
Was blind, but now I see…

I will live more fully in the now
With less rewind, and more play
Less of my time internalizing
Less worrying, and more say

If I like it, I’ll let you know
If I don’t, too bad for me
The best of me is easy going
That’s how all of me needs to be

Will spend less time in my head
Less dwelling on what was
Stop taking myself so seriously
When no one else does.

Sky for SURE

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Moments

Sun for Every

Moments

Life is made up of many moments
A sunrise, a sunset, every day
We appreciate the little things
A thought, a glance, a certain way.

early mornings with just you and me
me only coffee, and you only tea

breakfast with family, dinner with friends
a grateful word and the message it sends

the way that we savor a good glass of wine
the way that your hand fits into minedinner for two

sitting under the moon and seeing each star
knowing the place to be is where we are

no great expense to feeling this way
we have well-spent moments every day.

Life is all about these moments
Genuine gestures of the warmest kind
Laughter and hugs, and just because
Pure perspective for the peaceful mind.

working together toward mutual goals
sharing our lives and cherishing our roles

situations we find, each and every day
sharing a smile, while the kids all play

a fresh air walk, just after we wake
discovering a new path that leads to a lake20151023_152929[1]

going to sleep with the memories we share
knowing that morning will find us there

priceless memories in small measures
trivial pleasures that are daily treasures

Life provides us with many moments                                 
The sum of the parts, plus me, plus you
Our appreciation for those little things
We add them all up, and divide by two.

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