Compassionate living

Healing and Growing…

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.



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

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