Monday, May 19, 2014

Encouraging Poem by Stephanie Lahart

Encouragement for YOU

So, you want to give up
Nothing’s working out for you
Every time you try to rise above
Something knocks you right back down.
You try to stay strong
You try to be positive
But the pressure gets the best of you.

Life has taken you on a ride.
A ride filled with many disappointments.
Trying to get ahead
Trying to live a good life
Trying to do what’s right.

Need an opportunity.
Need someone to believe in you.
Need a chance to show the best in you.
Pressure on every side
You want to give up
Giving up in not an option
Keep your chin up!

Things are overwhelming right now
Everything is going wrong
Nothing seems to be going right
Keep your head up
Hold it up with pride!

Don’t you dare give up!
Don’t you dare look down on yourself.
Don’t you dare think that you don’t matter.
Don’t you dare think that you’re not loved.
Don’t you dare throw it all away.

See the BEST in yourself!
Take care of yourself.
Be good to yourself.
Respect yourself.
Love yourself.

Make today count.
Make today different.
Make today a new day for new beginnings.
Make today YOUR day!

YOU are somebody! Yes you are!
No matter what anybody else has to say.

YOU count! Don’t ever forget that.

- Stephanie Lahart (Author & Poet)