“A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Monday, April 1, 2013

Attitude, Reality, and Resolve

I really believe
a winning attitude counts.
I always seek it.

The honest truth is
optimism may elude
my best intentions.

I renew daily
my resolve to keep finding
a foothold in hope.


Christie @ the Lesion Journals said...

Good one Judy! Hope you're well. Best, Christie

Gail said...

HI JUDY - yes a good attitude, out look helps, not a cure all but it helps!! I am starting a new medication for nerve pain and my attitude is horrid - so I am working on uplifting my thoughts. Really hard!! grrrrrrr5.
Love to you

Muffie said...

Your words provide me with that elusive element -- hope! And I totally concur -- the right attitude is essential for any growth!

Mary Gerdt said...

Great poem! Have not been keeping up with reading. Best wishes on a full glass! No spills! mary

nicole said...

It makes a difference.

Karen said...

Nice one Judy! I am a glass half full person most of the time.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

True...I do my best to keep a foothold in hop

Poetic Soul said...

Nothing beats a good positive attitude

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

If there is anything that marks my approach, it is that I try to blend optimism with realism. Sometimes those attitudes find themselves in opposition. Sometimes, they complement. The bridge between them is often hope. So, as I say in my poem, I resolve to keep a foothold in hope.

Christie, I’m glad you liked the poem.

Gail, it’s an ongoing balancing act, isn’t it?

Muff, I’m glad my words can facilitate your hope.

Mary, thank you for your best wishes. I’m not a fan of spills!

Nicole, attitude makes a difference, indeed.

Karen, I prefer to call you a realist. I often see full-glass beauty in your haikus.

Kim, you and me both try to keep a foothold in hope.

Poetic Soul, a good attitude certainly is a powerful thing.