Tuesday, March 8, 2011


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 that 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 its downs.
Life's days can bring you, both smiles and frowns.
Life teaches us to tak, the good with the bad.
Life is a mixture, of happy and sad.


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 has 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.


  1. that is really lovely Odie :)

  2. Life is so many things, isn't it? Faith, love and taking time to see beauty is the way. Good poem.

  3. Reframing is the key, Odie. Take stock of all the simple pleasures, most of which are free, and you will come to realize that life isn't mostly problems, it's a fair and reasonable mix of challenges and blessings.

  4. great post and so relevant to so many of us here. thanks for the post!

  5. Odie - that really is the best poem I've seen in a long time. The words are so true. I am going to print off a copy and keep it close at hand. Thank you for sharing it. (Don't forget I am still waiting for THAT photo!!).

  6. This is a very inspirational post...very nice.