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How will you build tomorrow,
Knowing what you do today?
How will you find new direction
That sends you more happily on your way?


How will you forgive the past,
Setting you free to move on?
How do you let go of old hurts
So that you’re able to sing a new song?


How do you befriend yourself,
Accepting all that you are?
How can you push beyond limits,
Until you’re reaching for the farthest star?


Such a riddle and puzzle,
Needing the very best clue;
Its answer is simple yet deep:
Such full living begins and ends with you.



Please tell us about your goals;
Be sure to keep a log.
I would love to say,
But my head is in the fog.



In the fog of unknowing;
Of confusion and doubt;
Unclear in my heart
So I can’t figure things out.



In the fog of the present,
So unable to see
Ahead much of all;
What the future holds for me.



But surely you’ve made some plans,
With a timeline and all!
I have some ideas,
But that fog…I hit a wall!



Who knows what the future holds?
Who can say with such cheer,
“I see it all now,
The future is very clear!”



The fog isn’t exclusive;
It isn’t just for me;
We all live in it;
The future is hard to see.



I do believe in planning,
Perhaps keeping a log;
With humility,
Since my head is in the fog.


I’m searching for something
That I’ve never found before;
I constantly look,
But I don’t know what for.
It doesn’t have substance yet,
But I know that it’s real;
It comes from my heart;
From all that I feel.
I can almost point to it;
Almost give it a name;
Yet somehow, it eludes me,
Like a ghostly flame.
Do you know what it is
That I am longing to find?
Neither do I
Though I see it in my mind.
If you discover it;
If you have half a clue,
Please be sure to tell me,
So I can thank you.


I often find myself in a place that is “sort of” okay, but not really.  It isn’t exactly abusive; yet I feel “less than” and like “the odd one out.”   It’s a little easy for me to hang out in this swamp called Sort Of because I have a lot of experience there.  That means it’s so familiar, I am often sitting right in the middle of it, stuck with no clue as to how I got there or how to get out, before I finally realize where I am.

I bet there are plenty of you who know what I mean:
*The “friendship” in which you do all of the calling and initiating.  Oh, the person is glad to go to coffee when you invite; he or she likes to visit, mostly about him/herself, but doesn’t want to hear about the meaningful things in your life.

*The job that is just okay.  You don’t mind what you do, but you don’t like it either.  Others seem to be called on for special projects and recognition, getting promotions and building friendships, while you are treated courteously enough but are not really included.

*The house that keeps you out of the wind and rain; yet it is not really comfortable or nice.  You have that poster over the hole in the wall; you clean the mold out of the bathroom on a regular basis, only to have it come back.

So here’s the big question:
What would you like to do about these “sort of okay” situations?

If you are like me, you fall into some confusion at this point:  You will have to determine what you want; then set goals to get there.

So, let’s walk through this:
+What is your current “sort of” situation or relationship?
+What kind of situation or relationship would you like to have instead?  (Keep in mind, a step up is one in the right direction.)
+What are your options?
+Can you create or build some more options?
+Now, of all the possibilities, both existing and created by you, which are the most desirable?
+Now, from your short list, which one can you accomplish?  How?

Okay, that wasn’t so bad, right?
to quote a cousin of mine,
“You can do it, so get to it!”