Optimistic

Stop, pause, breathe, look all around,
break from staring at the ground.
Admire skies filled with sunshine,
opened eyes expand your mind.

Focus on the good in life,
not just on worn troubled strife.
Enjoy short breaks after a hike,
soak fresh breeze riding a bike.

Find great joy reading a book.
Good advice expressed with looks.
Teary eyes from laughing strong,
singing to your favorite song.

Perfumed thoughts start with one rose,
inhale deep, tickle your nose.
Nostrils guide you towards baked treats,
peppermints, coffees, and teas.

Discover joy on a boat ride.
Not winning first, knowing you tried.
A mirrored face that smiles and winks.
Conversations that made you think.

Stolen senses from romance.
Happy memories of a fun dance.
A mountain, beach, or city lights.
Your inner child feeling alright.

Remembering happy birthdays.
Celebrate fun holidays.
Cease from looking back at sorrows,
instead, build pleasant tomorrows.

Heartfelt joy needs no money,
bliss turns blood into honey,
flies like a dove up above,
experience sweet, divine love.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

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  1. This is absolutely spectacular, my dear Grace. You describe the ebbs and flows of life so beautifully. And the rhyming is just so soothing to read! Amazingly well done, my friend πŸ€—πŸ–€

  2. How beautifully articulated dear Grace. I loved the last stanza so much. You are an awesome personality πŸ™β€

    Heartfelt joy needs no money,
    bliss turns blood into honey,
    flies like a dove up above,
    experience sweet, divine love.

  3. This is a really beautifully penned piece Grace. Every line speaks something special.

    “Teary eyes from laughing strong,
    singing to your favorite song.”

    This is such a beautiful line and there are many more. Really moved my heart, loved this piece ❀

  4. “Heartfelt joy needs no money,
    bliss turns blood into honey,
    flies like a dove up above,
    experience sweet, divine love.”
    This last verse is truly beautiful! Loved it! ❀

  5. So beautiful and inspiring words and verses! A lovely poem, enjoyed it thoroughly.πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

      1. Oh my sweetie, sorry that my typing mistake..! That’s not bad instead of and it’s came like that..! I’m sorry dear..!πŸ˜”

      2. You’re such a sweet and kind hearted soul my sweetie..! Much love to you too my Amazing friend..!πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•

  6. ‘ Stolen senses from romance.
    Happy memories of a fun dance.
    A mountain, beach, or city lights.
    Your inner child feeling alright.’

    I really loved these lines, Grace! A wonderful poem on being optimistic in life! I try to be that always πŸ™‚

  7. Oh my goodness! This is really something more …… So beautiful, pure and what not not…… Every line carries deeper meaning with such empoering message ……. I really loved this.

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