I woke up this morning, as always,
And while walking through my hallway,
I looked in the mirror, reflecting,
And thought, why am I so rejecting?
There’s food in my pantry and clothes on my back
And 2 cars in my garage.
I’ve plenty of colleagues and friends, I don’t lack,
I’m blessed with a fine entourage.
There’s heat in the winter and cool when its hot,
There’s no way I’m doubting the blessings I’ve got.
So what if I need to count calories now,
I still can consume that dessert anyhow.
My kidneys are fine and my eyesight’s okay,
And I can still sleep at the end of the day.
I have a few dollars and I can have fun
And not have to justify to anyone.
I make my decisions and live with my fears
And thankful for 65 wonderful years.
This life here on earth can be tragic enough
Without adding to it irrelevant stuff.
The gift is in living, and doing our best.
And then letting go of all of the rest.
So have a good time and be of good cheer.
And you will enjoy the time you have here.
Positive vibes and a will to stand tall
And living won’t be any trouble at all.
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