Today’s poem out loud is inspired by an interaction I had with a stranger on the trail. She gave me the opportunity to reflect on how far I’ve come. I believe in the importance of recognizing our brain triumphs— no matter how small.
Reflection The path crunches— Red, yellow, and orange Solitary run until I turn the bend Greeted by a four-legged friend. He sniffs, darts, sprints here and there Grins at me— exploring the trail. I spot his owner Her long legs stroll Red jacket in view I catch up to her to share the news. Your dog is so sweet And made me smile She grabs his collar clips on the leash... “Oh, he’s trouble.” My smile fades indignant What about a Thank you— He’s no trouble from what I could see. I ran onward Why am I upset? Curiosity shines through Remember the old Julie... brushed off a compliment dodged it like a bullet— Oh...right... I was feeding the wrong wolf. Grateful for this interaction For now, I truly see Compliments are a blessing, a joy to give and to receive.
What “brain triumph” might you celebrate today?
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