Thursday, January 8, 2009

Change and Progress?

How does it happen?
making a few resolutions
that are soon broken
doesn't seem to work.
Feeling deep within
a dissatisfaction and desire
to change and improve
helps and sets the stage.

But progress only comes
when ACTION is taken
in small steps suitable
to be sustained and kept.
A long journey starts out
with just a single small step
with a destination in mind
and commitment to continue.

9 comments:

Brenda Leyland said...

Hi Lin, Enjoyed your poem and the photos you posted today. I'm still pondering your desire about having enough of your works published to garner a $1000 -- it's a seed thought that's sprouted -- just need some time to work out the details of how that could come about in my own world of writing.

As you say, one step at a time....

Kay said...

I guess I'll take one day at a time. I have been exercising more but it's because I've got my husband prodding me in the back... still.... I'm doing it.

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

Wait! You want me to take action? 2(%)&*#)*(&)^_$()(^

Deborah Godin said...

Hope I can post this, it got a little gimped up the last time I tried. I find I have better luck if I sneak up on resolutions. If I talk about them out loud, they seem to break sooner.

ramblingwoods.com said...

One day at a time is the only way to cope and to really enjoy life...Great job Lin..

Linda Reeder said...

An excellent composition and a right on message! I'm listening.

mom/caryn said...

Small steps ... yes, indeedy. I think taking one small step at a time and not being in such a ding blasted hurry for immediate results is the key to success in almost everything..
Patience is important.. groan... patience is not one of my qualities. Neither us commitment.
Okay, this is sounding hard.

But, I will keep plugging away, starting over, and trying one more time.

Brenda Leyland said...

Lin, I stopped by again because I've given you an award. Please check out my post on my blog today.

SandyCarlson said...

Small is good. I am learning that the hard way over and over again, Lin. Thanks for this post.