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Don't Look Back, You're Not Going That Way


Night SkyAt this time of year many folks, myself included, are looking into the next year and setting goals, making resolutions, planting hopes or making promises to themselves and others, all in effort to experience a difference in life.  

When we look back we might discover disappointments, promises broken, regrets, dreams forgotten, and so on. But it's best to only look back if we're prepared to learn from the past and keep moving on, into the future.

I hope the new year is one of adventure and happiness for you. Give 'er all you got because it is all we have.

 This poem has great meaning in my life and I hope it also speaks to you.

Don't Look Back, You're Not Going That Way
As you travel through life there are always those times
When decisions just have to be made,
When the choices are hard, and solutions seem scarce,
And the rain seems to soak your parade.
There are some situations where all you can do
Is simply let go and move on,
Gather your courage and choose a direction
That carries you toward a new dawn.
So pack up your troubles and take a step forward
The process of change can be tough,
But think about all the excitement ahead
There might be adventures you never imagined
Just waiting around the next bend,
And wishes and dreams just about to come true
In ways you can’t yet comprehend!
Perhaps you’ll find friendships that spring from new things
As you challenge your status quo,
And learn there are so many options in life,
Perhaps you’ll go places you never expected
And see things that you’ve never seen,
Or travel to fabulous, faraway worlds
And wonderful spots in between!
Perhaps you’ll find warmth and affection and caring
And somebody special who’s there
To help you stay cantered and listen with interest
To stories and feelings you share.
Perhaps you’ll find comfort in knowing your friends
Are supportive of all that you do,
And believe that whatever decisions you make,
They’ll be the right choices for you.
So keep putting one foot in front of the other,
And taking your life day by day…
There’s a brighter tomorrow that’s just down the road –
Don’t look back! You’re not going that way!

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Dick Glessner - January 11, 2016

Love the thought. Love the poem. Almost as much as I love your marmalade. The Bradbury quote made me think about baby eagles fledging, sometimes with the help of their Mom Eagle pushing them from the nest.

Elaine A. - January 11, 2016

Thank you for sharing this very inspirational poem! Going to share it with many others as well. I so enjoy receiving your communications!

Kelly Galloway - January 9, 2016

Nice Bruce! Sharing your poem with a friend who needs this encouragement right now. Of course I can use the reminder too, as I move forward with my vision for our business and especially Septic Sitter. Congrats on being selected as a 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner also, well deserved. Regards, Kelly

Ron Roper - January 9, 2016

Hi Bruce, We’ve visited your restaurant and tea shop multiple times in each of the last three years. Looking forward to visiting again this year. Hope to see you during July and August. Warm regards.
Ron Roper & Karen Buchanan

June Erlandson - January 9, 2016

Excellent thoughts ! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon sigler - January 8, 2016

So true! Meaningful.

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