I was feeing a little melancholy this morning. I don’t really know why. Maybe because I missed my early morning workout and my body was mad at me. Maybe because I have spent too much time pondering my life and future decisions. I don’t know, but I just felt downright in the dumps.
I vented a little bit on Twitter, and then I sent out a call for poetry to help put a smile on my face. One of my new, sweet Twitter tweeps @jessicavarin came to the rescue and sent me a link with the following tweet: Try Gregory Orr. More hope than cheer. And then I found this poem (“To be alive” by Gregory Orr) to turn my frown upside down:
Thank you so much, Jessica, for helping bring a smile and touch of hope to my day.
Do you have any go-to poems for when you are having a bad day? I’d love to get a collection going.