everydaybalance

inspirational tools to create life balance in your everyday

let it be

June9

don’t let it be about the laundry
let it be about first laughter

don’t let it be about the gossip
let it be about what you can say in front of everyone

don’t let it be about the dust on the shelf
let it be about the books that carpet those shelves

don’t let it be about the error in the architect’s plans
let it be about the building of your dream home

don’t let it be about the size of your clothes
let it be about fabric and color and grace

don’t let it be about the reputation of the restaurant
let it be about the passion in the food

don’t let it be about what an egg has always looked like
let it be about how color and creativity can sing it into magic

don’t let it be about the bank balance
let it be about the joy that you bring to the things you already have

don’t let it be about the worry
let it be about choosing the calm

don’t let it be about the movie review
let it be about feeling snug inside the theatre with popcorn in your hand

don’t let it be about your family’s flaws
let it be about the love that will always connect you

don’t let it be about the weekends
let it be about the everyday

don’t let it be about size of your car
let it be about the people it contains

don’t let it be about weather
let it be about bright rain boots and oversized hats

don’t let it be about what they think
let it be about how you feel

don’t let it be about the shoulds
let it be about the coulds

don’t let it be about the how it was impossible for them
let it be about it is possible for you

don’t let it be about the news at six
let it be about how you share your news

don’t let it be about waking up to what you worry might happen
let it be about waking up to what you hope will

don’t let it be about their life
let it be about caring for your life so it can overflow happily into theirs

don’t let it be about ice cream
let it be about ice cream with chocolate and cherries on top

don’t let it be about tomorrow
let it be about today

copyright – Christina Adler -7 May 2010 – San Mateo, California USA

Photo by Christina Adler- Taken in Mill Valley of the stunning eggs a dear friend painted in such an inspiring way – in April 2010

posted under 2010 poetry