Wise words

While I’m not a religious person, I do respect others who are. Perhaps with the dawn of Pope Francis, I am starting to feel more open to experiencing religion. It was with this in mind that I stumbled onto a nice poem by Pope Francis that I wish to share. So for everyone, religious or not, this poem is for you. Enjoy as I have enjoyed reading it and feel free to share and reblog.

Don’t cry for what you lost,
fight for what you have.
Don’t cry for the dead,
fight for what was born in you.
Don’t cry for those who abandoned you,
fight for who’s with you.
Don’t cry for who hates you,
fight for what you want.
Don’t cry for your past,
your present struggle.
Don’t cry for your suffering,
struggle for your happiness.
With the things that are happening
to us, we are learning
that nothing is impossible to
solve, just move on.
(Pope Francis)

1459671_671632072908502_547830231_n©Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, MS and Me, 2011-2014. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, MS and Me with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

  1. I like this too. What I get out of it is move on, move forward and don’t mourn for the past. Don’t waste time on bitterness, love what you have today.

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    1. Absolutely, time is precious so don’t waste it on negativity. Of course, we’re all bound to fall into the trap of over-analyzing relationships with others and ourselves, but as the world keeps spinning, we need to move forward also.



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