pain, tears, and suffering
disappointment in yourself
and others’ disappointment in you
anger, hurt, and screaming
and others disrespecting you
but that man on the street corner,
how did he get there?
it is winter, he is shivering
buy him a bowl of soup
give him your jacket
he gives you a smile
with so much gratitude, kindness, happiness
. . . why were you complaining before?
and those dandelions growing in your yard,
why do you pull them out?
they bring beautiful bursts of yellow
a happy color, a wonderful sight
make a crown of dandelions
lie down in the gorgeous green grass
you are a part of nature
. . . why don’t you come outside more?
Learn new things, try new foods, make new friends
Help friends, help strangers, help animals
The world is so big, your problems so small
Please look at the good parts, you can always find more
Bad times may come, but they never last
Though we all have bad days, life is not bad at all