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My philosophy of Life

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Gentle Spirit
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0 posted 11-16-2000 08:50 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Gentle Spirit


My philosophy of life
surely is so grande
because there is so much happiness
I wish I could spread
throughout this land!
If each person on this earth
just would be so kind,
to wear a smile upon
their faces all the time
  then happiness and joy
surely would prevail,
  and life would go on
as a delightful fairey tale.
   So when you feel as if
you need to wear a frown,
   just remember that if you don't let it
   nothing can get you down!
   For you see my friend,
   you can make of life
whatever you want it to be.
   All that you must do
is try to follow this philosophy;
   Life will only be
what you make it day by day,
   so just believe in yourself
and you will find happiness along the way.
   For those who give the gift of themselves
   surely will receive
   the greatest pleasures of life;
   friendship, peace, and harmony

On the wings of words our spirits fly, and our souls are free.



[This message has been edited by Gentle Spirit (edited 11-17-2000).]
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jwesley
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1 posted 11-16-2000 09:10 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Like the poem, my friend, and in essence gotta agree with your philosophy but it's all those variables in life that really make things intresting...

jwesley
inot2B
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2 posted 11-16-2000 09:38 PM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

I am glad that you can live up to your philosophy in life.
It just isn't that easy for us all.
Daniel J D
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GS,
Well written. I agree with you wholeheartedly.

"if each person on this earth
just would be so kind,
to wear a smile upon
their faces all the time"

Respond to my call and let the waves of my heart fill your life with the wonders of love
(Daniel J D)
monique
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I wish to think more positive




[This message has been edited by monique (edited 11-17-2000).]
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5 posted 11-17-2000 01:17 AM       View Profile for Snow   Email Snow   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Snow's Home Page   View IP for Snow

well it's a nice thought.
written nicely. thank you for sharing.
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Gentle Spirit,
i echo Snow...such soul-baring pieces must be hard to write...thank you for sharing
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For you see my friend,
   you can make of life
whatever you want it to be.
   All that you must do
is try to follow this philosophy;
   Life will only be
what you make it day by day,
   so just believe in yourself
and you will find happiness along the way.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   For those who give the gift of themselves
   surely will receive
   the greatest pleasures of life;
   friendship, peace, and harmony!

~GS~
Love your philosophy on life, if everyone followed it the world would be so incredibly beautiful
~HUG~
~Tracie~


Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


Gentle Spirit
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8 posted 11-17-2000 01:56 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

I am saddened to know that this brought bad feelings to anyone or hurt anyone's feelings by posting it.  I wrote this when I was only about sixteen years old, and I still try to live by this philosophy.  I re-read this from time to time as just a reminder to myself of those feelings.  I in no way intended for it to bring feelings of sadness to anyone, and I apologize if such is the case.  Thank you all.
inot2B
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No, what you wrote is true and how I should live my life. I am the one who should apologize. Thank you for reminding me that all I have to do is believe in myself and share kindness with others. It was late and I just let the darkness into my heart. What you wrote was beautiful and I'm glad you are still living by your philosophy.
jwesley
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10 posted 11-17-2000 07:31 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

I don't believe it brought out bad feeling, my friend, rather it may have helped some clear the air and vent some things (a good thing) and you must remember that with every utopian world, thought, or idea, there are 10 that face lesser realities.  This doesn't mean you can't express yourself, but you must be ready to let other express themselves without being hurt or upset in any way when their world comes into view.  Re-reading all the comments, I know not a person meant to lessen what you so wonderfully said.

jwesley
monique
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11 posted 11-17-2000 08:33 PM       View Profile for monique   Email monique   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for monique

Gentle Spirit thank you for sharing how you feel
My big comment was a temper tantrum
I don't want to be morose anymore
It's a drag to keep feeling this way
I have a lot to be thankful

monique

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Very wonderful poem and very true.  Life is what we make of it from how we approach it every day - the choices we make, how we decide to contend with our problems, and how we make the best of things.  Your thoughts were expressed very nicely. Enjoyed the read much.

take care
-Poeminister
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We should all live this way. . .

Wonderful my friend. . .

----------------------------------------------------

That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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Gentle Spirit,

I  find it difficult to live by your philosophy because I don't think I am capable of making my  life
whatever I want it to be. It is only possible to live by yor philosophy if  I change what I want it to be to what I can make of it?

All may not as unfortunate as myself. I wish good luck to all so that they can live by your philosophy.

Regards,

(B.J. Gupta)
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