Allow Yourself by Catherine Pulsifer, © 2009
Allow yourself to dream,
And when you do dream big
Allow yourself to learn
And when you do learn all you can
Allow yourself to laugh
And when you do share your laughter
Allow yourself to set goals
And when you do reward yourself as you move forward
Allow yourself to be determined
And when you do you will find you will succeed
Allow yourself to believe in yourself
And when you do you will find self confidence
Allow yourself to lend a helping hand
And when you do a hand will help you
Allow yourself relaxation
And when you do you will find new ideas
Allow yourself love
And when you do you will find love in return
Allow yourself to be happy
And when you do you will influence others around you
Allow yourself to be positive
And when you do life will get easier.
After reading this poem, I was reminded to take a step back and briefly let go of all the stress that clutters my mind on a daily basis. I think we all go through these lull periods, especially as we get older, where we’re constantly in the work cycle and worrying about what’s next on our plates. But, as this poem suggests, if we allow ourselves to do the simplest of tasks, we’ll most likely head for a more leisurely journey.
This poem suggests that finding a better path for ourselves starts with us looking inward. Positive change won’t be brought to us, not until we actively go out and seek it.
It’s a new year with new possibilities. Let us begin this new year allowing ourselves to be everything we are and everything we can be.