This World Poetry Day, I take a few minutes to pause and reflect.
On my life’s journey and being the best me even if it is not what others expect.
Living a life of service to others is most gratifying.
It is the giving, not the receiving, that I find most satisfying.
I spent years running away from my thoughts and embracing my fears.
Many years in which my response to life’s challenges were tears.
Not anymore, I now choose happiness and counting my blessings.
I also choose to share these experiences so others can learn from my lessons.
There is much to live for, much to offer, much to do to make the world a better place.
This World Poetry Day, I pause and reflect on how we can be a kinder human race.
PS. It’s also the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.