Pain

 

 

 

 

 

 

This pain I’m feeling in my leg

Comes and goes

I’m starting to wonder

If it’s all in my head

 

Has time finally caught up to me

And decided to slow me down

Out of jealousy

Shamelessly attacking my knee

Maybe I’ll just put some ice on it and see

 

This pain I’m feeling in my leg

I’m convinced now it is not in my head

The pain is sometimes sharp, other times it just feels weak

Then I tell myself maybe it’s just my diet I have to tweak

I won’t delay in getting it checked

For without use of my knees I would probably be a wreck

No time to waste, I would put forward my case

And bravely look the doctor in his face 🙂

 

 

 

Obstacles

Sometimes in life our biggest obstacles are not always directly in front of us but rather the ones inside of us. 

FEAR, DOUBT, UNCERTAINTY and  NEGATIVITY are all things that can hinder our progress, growth and happiness!

Take control of your life today, by overcoming each obstacle one day at a time. The only control they have over us is what we give them.

Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

What lies beneath?

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This morning I find myself here thinking about people and how we can never really know someone.  What are you really thinking in that complex organ called the brain?

The eyes it is said, “are the windows to the soul” but they do not always reveal how much hurt, pain, resentment and anger a person is carrying around.  Many of us have learnt over time how to mask what we really feel and safeguard what we really think out of fear or embarrassment.

When I read the newspapers or look at the news locally and internationally the issue of crime seems to be a constant problem for all of us.  It’s clear that there are more people than we think out there with mental disturbances that cause them to hurt others but not all of them present themselves to the world the way they really feel. The version of themselves they choose to show society is different to who they really are behind closed doors.

Hence, sometimes you might hear a co-worker or neighbour of theirs say, ” He was always such a nice guy.  I had no idea he was capable of doing something like that.” or “She was always very friendly and helpful. I can’t believe she would do such a thing”

These are very scary realities for some.  The sad thing is more often than not by the time the truth about an individual comes out he or she would have either hurt themselves or someone else.  The teacher is not just a teacher; the priest is not just a priest; the kind old man down the street may not really be the “kind” old man down the street; and the student is not just a student.  I can go on and on but I won’t.

I say all this to say, that we can no longer take people at face value or make assumptions about them because of the positions or titles they hold or what we perceive them to be. People at the end of the day are still just people.  Regular, imperfect human beings with issues and challenges just like the rest of us.  No better or worse.

The times that we are living in make it unwise to blindly trust people and make assumptions about who people are because we really don’t know.  All we really know is what they choose to share with us. 

My aim today was not to scare you but just share my perspective on what is going on in society.  There is a lot we don’t know.  I honestly don’t believe a lot of us have the stomach for what is really going on out there. I know the little I read is enough to make me sick.

So please be safe and vigilant. Don’t take anything or anyone for granted.  Respect and value life!!

Do you agree with the saying, “what you see is what you get?”

I would love to hear your thoughts below.