Choice of our thoughts,
Determines a lot.
Thoughts may emerge from an unknown spot,
But how we direct them, is in our pot.
I can choose to be thankful,
Or I can be resentful.
We get opportunities to feel both,
To like and love or dislike and loathe.
Circumstances for sure determine our moods,
But our overall constitution is on what we brood.
Resilience is an acquired trait,
Negativity is an attractive bait.
With deliberate practice it has to be set aside,
And replaced with positive thoughts, actions and vibe.
Our mornings set the tone of the day,
Small steps to feel and flow go a long way.
Practicing positivity is no easy play,
But regular efforts can lessen mood fray.
Beginnings and endings are vital to start right,
Mind recalls and replays events at night,
Setting aside thoughts of happenings is not easy or light,
But peace of mind is the ultimate reward in sight.
Published by Shalini Kathuria Narang
Shalini Kathuria Narang is a software professional and a freelance journalist. She has reported for national and international newspapers, magazines and news sites. Her poems have been published in several anthologies including Starry Nights: Poetry of Diaspora in Silicon Valley and Pixie Dust and All Things Magical. She is a monthly contributor to Masticadores USA and has been published on Spillwords Press. She is originally from New Delhi.
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