I have been so engrossed in writing my poem and my blog that I have just looked up and realised that I am sitting in an unlit room and that it is pitch black outside at only 5pm!
The True Stories prompt today was to write about if moments - if I had/hadn't done ..... then .....wouldn't have happened. I have plenty of those but was inspired by the Rudyard Kipling poem If and decided to rewrite it for Gracia.
If you can live by your own values and not by others
When others think that they are in the right
If you can always try to trust your own good instincts
And fight for your beliefs with all your might
If you can trust in what you deem to be important
And never deviate from that true path
If you can be a friend to all who need you
And they’ll know you’re there without having to ask
If you can tell the truth when it is difficult
And accept the consequences of your acts
If you can forgive the wrongs people may do you
And try to understand all of the facts
If you can dream your dreams of happiness and love
And know that they may not always come true
If you can make the most of every day you’re granted
And do the best in everything you do
If you can learn to give much more than you are taking
And help those in despair, or hurt, or need
You will be the woman I know you’re destined
You will be my golden girl – oh yes indeed!
Reasons to be cheerful:
1. Going back to work after a week off wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
2. After spending 7 hours yesterday, I can say with such delight that all of David's invoices have been completely typed up to date and all his suppliers have been paid!
3. Looking forward to meeting up with the girls at the pub this evening.