Whenever Life Seems Awful . . .

So, how’s it going with you?

This is not necessarily my favorite Happy week (yet).  As Life would have it, I found this poem that I wrote a few years ago after I was diagnosed with cancer.  Talking about awful, Whew!  This poem helped get me through that ordeal and some other pretty awful times, as well, by reminding me of a more positive mindset.  Hope it’s helpful to you.

unhappy woman sitting shadow back

Whenever life seems awful

Like your luck’s rolled out the door

When misery is mounting

And you just can’t take no more

When the peace and quiet you’ve coveted

Seem to vanish without a trace

When your Happiness has gone away

Leaving sadness in its place

When it seems you’re down about as low

As terrible can go

That’s the time for this advice

I think everyone should know

You see, each challenge gives us each a chance

To polish off our strength

To measure determination

By extraordinary lengths

To impress ourselves with courage,

Fortitude, and pride

And to be the type of person

That we truly are inside

For each bad, there’s good and better

We just have to do our best

To turn around the tough times

That’s life’s eternal test.

© lch

hands in air sunrise

Lauren Hudson is known as “The International Happiness Princess.”  She is an award-winning Reporter, Speaker, Author, and Cancer Survivor.  For more, visit: http://www.EverythingHappiness.com

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