Amy Rees Anderson

Don’t Look Back, You’re Not Going That Way

I shared this poem once before but I had forgotten all about it until I came across it today and it just seemed to reflect what I was feeling today so I wanted to share it again:

As you travel through life

there are always those times

when decisions just have to be made

when the choices are hard,

and solutions seem scarce

and the rain seems

to soak your parade!

There are some situations

where all you can do

is to simply let go and move on

gather courage together

and choose a direction

that carries you toward a new dawn.

So pack up your troubles

and take a step forward

the process of change can be tough

but think about all the excitement ahead

if you can be stalwart enough!

There could be adventures

you never imagined

just waiting around the next bend

and wishes and dreams

just about to come true

in ways you can’t yet comprehend!

Perhaps you’ll find friendships

that spring from new interests

as you challenge your status quo

and learn there are so many

options in life,

and so many ways you can grow!

Perhaps you’ll go places

you never expected

and see things that you’ve never seen

or travel to fabulous,

faraway worlds

and wonderful spots in between!

Perhaps you’ll find warmth

and affection and caring,

a “somebody special” who’s there

to help you stay centered

and listen with interest

to stories and feelings you share.

Perhaps you’ll find comfort

in knowing your friends are

supportive of all that you do

and believe that whatever

decisions you make,

they’ll be the right choices for you!

So keep putting one foot

in front of the other

and taking your life day by day.

There’s a brighter tomorrow

that’s just down the road.

Don’t look back,

you’re not going that way.

                                                       -Mary Engelbreit

🙂

~Amy

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