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Stand tall

If there are lessons I could tell my younger self, it would be,

You are taller than your height.

Approach life with confidence and keep your eyes on the light.

The light will sometimes fade, yet with faith you’ll know that it’s still there.

So, stand tall and go forth with confidence.

Remember that life ain’t gonna be easy.

Bear in mind that life ain’t always gonna be fair.

And also that life ain’t gonna be a walk in the park,

In spite of all this, still you must trod through the dark.

So, stand tall and go forth with eyes that have a spark.

Walk into the light that has now been reignited.

It helps to have a joyful heart and be a bit excited.

Excited by the opportunities to grow taller than your height.

Taller than you could ever have imagined you could be.

So, stand tall and go forth with a smile.😊

And when opportunities come your way, grab them with both hands.

Don’t shy away into the background, I know what you’re like.

Step forward, pick up your crown and shine like a star. ⭐️

With an attitude filled with gratitude, you’ll go far.

As far as your mind will allow you to dream.

So, stand tall and go forth with vigour.

Your sense of humour will make others gravitate to you.

Don’t keep your wit to yourself, that would just be selfish.

The world needs to laugh more, so light up those around you.

And when you feel overwhelmed, surround yourself with a small and trusted crew.

They will help to pick you up and to once again focus on that, yet again, faded light.

So, stand tall young one, go forth with your Caribbean flair and inspire others to stand tall too! 🙌🏽❤️💃🏽

Taken from the diary of a healing arts poet.

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Ankara Dress: courtesy of my dear friend Caroline. 🇳🇬

By Nichole McIntosh FRSA

I am a Jamaican-born British nurse, poet, blogger:, vlogger, podcaster, motivational speaker, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Editorial Advisor of the Royal College of Nursing Institute’s Nursing Management Journal.

I am also the Founder and Director of Maroon Mindset Unlimited Ltd, a consultancy company that works with the NHS and other systems to learn, think and behave differently.

Follow me on Twitter: @McIntoshNichole
Instagram: @tyrese876 or @maroon.mindset
Facebook Page: @NicholeMcIntoshFRSA
LinkedIn: Maroon Mindset

4 replies on “Stand tall”

You have to be over 6 foot tall… after all, I’m 6 foot and 👀 up to you.

Been listening to this track that I have sent you before.
Singing it back in my mind in the second person and flipping the gender….
it becomes all about you.😊


Previous Photo is pp Arnold in the month I was born.. May 67.
She remains stunningly pretty. The same lifelong beauty as you possess.


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