Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Never doubting, always growing

If only! I found myself doubting who I am purely because of a small group of people making me feel like I have done something so bad, when I haven't. I found myself caring about the wrong things - which led my head into a spiral.......I won't bore you with that unless you ask me nicely but I stumbled across this poem - and I thought I would share.

A Creed To Live By

Don't undermine your worth by comparing
yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Don't set your goals by what other people
deem important.

Only you know what is best for you.
Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life, for without them
life is meaningless.

Don't let your life slip through your fingers
by living in the past or for the future.
By living your life one day at a time,
you live all the days of your life.

Don't give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect.
It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.
Don't be afraid to encounter risks.

It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give love.
The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly;
and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
Don't dismiss your dreams.

To be without dreams is to be without hope;
to be without hope is to be without purpose.
Don't run through life so fast that you forget
not only where you've been, but also where you're going.
Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored
each step of the way.

By Nancye Sims


  1. I do the first line every day. Yesterday after a not-so-great second interview, I came home and cried for hours about how I've become such a failure. All of my friends own their own homes, have wonderful careers and I feel like without a child, house or career, I stopped "growing" at 25.

    We can't afford to purchase a bed, yet my successful college friend who married a lawyer is selling her $900 coffee table on Facebook. Our coffee table cost $15 from an estate sale.

    Thank you for sharing and please don't hate me for feeling this way :(

  2. I actually think you are brave for sharing - too many people don't say how they feel but I totally get where you are coming from but you have to remember that success isn't always about money - to me it's about having a clean conscience - you know can you lay your head down on the pillow at night and know you haven't done anyone wrong at least not on purpose - if so to me that is a success. But yeah a lot of my friends have more money than me and some own their own homes and there are times it makes you feel like you have done something wrong or are a failure but I just think try to remember that things happen for a reason and you might just be taking a slightly different path to the others.