Do not let your sorrow define your being
understand that it is an intricate part
of life, and understanding, and even happiness
Do not let your worries get in the way of your goals
because your goals are concrete and achievable
and your worry cannot stand up to the winds of change
Do not become burdened by things you cannot change
but ask for serenity, and change the things you can
We have more power than we know.
Let the little things make you happy, and take five minutes
to listen to the song you love, to let something make you laugh
play with life and dwell on love you have, not love you’ve lost
In no way am I suggesting to be optimistic,
your expectations will never be met as they are in fantasy,
that world and this one do not coexist.
But let yourself enjoy the things that make you smile
in a world that makes you cry, in a world where bad things
happen every day to both good and horrible people
Understand the wrong in the world, and do not take part
let your knowledge be resistance, let your smile be the cure
and don’t let anyone tell you how to feel
How you feel is part of who you are, your unique being
and some are pessimistic, and some are sorrowful,
only the ignorant are always happy. Don’t be like that.
Let hope rise with the morning sun, and open it into
your room when you pin back the curtains. Let it soar
on wings of tears and wishes for change. We need change.
Do not be discouraged by the depression you feel when
you’re blue for ‘no reason’ – there is always reason.
Embrace your grief, welcome it and the knowledge it represents.
You won’t be part of the baffled crowd. Own your heart
control you desire, laugh in the rain, let life inspire.