Gratitude Series happiness Moving Forward

Musings Gratitude Day 76

Today I am grateful for freedom from worry that comes from caring about what others think, and personal boundaries…

“The warrior’s approach

is to say “yes” to life:

“yea” to it all.

Participate joyfully

In the sorrows of the world.

We cannot cure the world of sorrows,

but we can choose to live in joy.

When we talk about

settling the world’s problems,

we’re barking up the wrong tree.

The world is perfect. It’s a mess.

It has always been a mess.

We are not going to change it.

Our job is to straighten out

our own lives.”

– Joseph Campbell


for a moment,

living in joyful peace

without worry

without trying to change

the world

or anybody else.

Without caring one bit

what others think…


me changing me

you changing you –

but only if you want

… and being okay with that.

No guilt trips,

no “you need to do this,”

“I need to do that”

to be loved

to be lovable.

No pressure

… had enough of that growing up.

… already know how “I am supposed to act”

I just want to be me.

I want to be kind to others

and I want that in return.

I want to be accepted

for who I am.

Live in a world

where I can be me

and you can be you.

I will not accept anything less

in my world…

Now let me tell you what I will NOT accept

from anyone.

These are hard limits:

I will never be submissive,

expected to change

(unless I want to),


told what to do,

lied to,

or cheated on.

I require open and honest communication,

unconditional love

and acceptance.

I will never ask for less

from the right person,

than I am willing to give

to that right person.

Life is too short to


live a fake life

care about if others like me

and not be authentically


XO Lisa

2 comments on “Musings Gratitude Day 76

  1. Very profound and well written. Love the pic that goes with your poem.

    Liked by 1 person

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