"Shalts and Shalt Nots" - An Inspirational Poem for Sunday, November 3rd
Shalts and Shalt Nots
By Elodie Armstrong
Thou shalt not worry,
for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities.
Thou shalt not be fearful,
for most of the things we fear never come to pass.
Thou shalt not cross bridges before you get to them,
for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this.
Thou shalt face each problem as it comes,
you can handle only one at a time anyway.
Thou shalt not take problems to bed with you
for they make very poor bedfellows.
Thou shalt not borrow other people's problems,
they can take better care of them than you can.
Thou shalt not try to relive yesterday
for good or ill, it is gone
concentrate on what is happening in your life today.
Thou shalt count thy blessings,
never overlooking the small ones
for a lot of small blessings add up to a big one.
Thou shalt be a good listener,
for only when you listen do you hear ideas different from your own,
it's very hard to learn something new when you're talking.
Thou shalt not become bogged down by frustration,
for ninety percent of it is rooted in self-pity
and it will only interfere with positive action.
Posted on Sun, November 3, 2019
by Ken Hart