The Game

It’s better to move on, if you can’t play. Don’t reside in self-pity.
Its color isn’t your best shade, and it’s their loss. They have no
idea what they’re missing – your compassion, your sincerity,
your wit, and all the love you hold in your heart. Don’t be quick
to belittle these qualities; not everyone is worthy of their presence.
They can’t simply be attained or purchased with a hundred-dollar
bill. They are innate in your DNA. They depict who you are –
a person of integrity, a person who cares about the common good
and cares less about false images. Your life is about the love you
offer. Your smile and jolly laugh spread onto others, affording them
a taste of happiness. Your past mistakes are not meant to haunt you
into the present or future. Instead, allow them to make you wiser.
If you invite them to ride along, misery will surely worm its way
in. And who wants to experience life in a confining box of misery?
It would be more rewarding to live in a bubble of joy, to watch it
float into the universe, calming storms and designing sunrises,
turning despair into hope and creating more smiles on the streets.
Remember who you are – that you are worth every bit of love you
receive and every spoonful of joy you feel.

Lauren Scott © 2018

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54 thoughts on “The Game

    • Thanks, Sue, and that joy bubble sounds so fun, doesn’t it? 🙂 Allowing our mistakes to make us wiser rather than pulling us down takes work on our own part, but it’s worth it. Big hugs and lots of love to you, my friend…💕💕

      • We are all of us works in progress,, If we were perfect we wouldn’t be here.. LOL.. Take care my friend and hope all is well… ( Been away from WP for a while and only just dipping my toe back in my blog.. ❤ Much Love .. And Still sending you.. ❤

  1. A beautiful piece of writing with so much wisdom and uplifting reminders.
    It is good to understand oneself and care for that person.
    To live in the past is never going to help us grow and experience life now.
    To be whole. to laugh all of our laughter and cry all of our tears as Khalil Gibran puts it.

    miriam.

  2. Moving on is the only choice we have Lauren. We can’t hold any moment…all slip away, some fleet faster than we wish, some seem to linger longer but that is just our perception. Thanks for the reminders, we need them when darkness threatens to overshadow. Stay blessed dear friend.

    • Thanks for your insightful feedback, Balroop, and your lovely sentiments. I like what you said about moments, too. It all depends on our mindset at the time. If we’re sad then time lingers. If we’re feeling joyful, then time passes by faster than we want. Our perception is interesting in that respect. Hope you have a wonderful day, my friend..❣🌸

    • Thanks for your kind words, Betty. I wrote this not intending to post it here, so I’m surprised at how well it has been received. 🙂 Yet, it is encouraging to everyone and thoughts to remember. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday! Love and hugs to you, my friend…💗💗💗

  3. Aww – Lauren! This is just so incredibly beautiful! It’s the most perfect ode to life I’ve ever read! You’ve grasped the essence of what life should be like, revealed its foundations – truly a wonderful poem! ❤❤❤

    • Wow, Sarah, I’m completely humbled by your comment. Thank you so much! I wrote this for a special friend, so it wasn’t intended for blogland. But then I thought that most of us can probably relate to it. Anyway, I’m glad you liked it, along with everyone else who has stopped by. Hope you’re doing well, my friend. Wishing you a good rest of the week! Hugs! 💗💗💗

    • Thanks, Francina! My day was filled with smiles and a touch of frustration. But all is well now. 🙂 Wishing you the same, and the weekend is almost here again. Love and hugs back to you, my dear friend! 💕💗🌷

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