Greet the Day

You don’t always have to

be brave, be kind,
be right be strong
be seen, be heard, be known, be loved
You don’t always have to
be in front, be happy
be rich, be smart
be inspirational
You don’t have to be anything
but you
so stop trying
to live up to a false sense of security
take a breathe, take a load off
take a bath, light some incense,
have a cup of wine, tea, beer, hot chocolate
whiskey on the rye
have a chat with some friends
enjoy the intimacy of lovers
share a simple moment,
a gift, a song, a joke, a secret, a poem
a lifetime
know yourself
in the light, in the dark
dressed up, dressed down
in public, all alone
curl up with a good book,
meditate on a falling leaf
smile at strangers
say a prayer for your enemies
tell yourself that you are awesome
on a sticky note,
that sticks to your heart forever
hug someone
hug everyone
let the world know you are here,
then wave it goodbye and enjoy
a good night’s rest
then wake refreshed
and be prepared to greet the day.


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