Monday, May 14, 2012

Empowerment Project--Enjoy The Small Things

4/365- Smile!

Enjoy the Small Things

Love the life you live in for other people are loving it too
Sing what you want to sing scream if it makes you content
Don't spend life living bent on what people think or say
It doesn't matter so never let it ruin your day
Hold your head up high you are who you want to be
Follow the life you want to live in whatever makes you happy
You are your own self unique and beautiful in every way
Sing even though you can't
Dance even though you look silly
Smile maybe others will smile too
 Live life simply because you are you
Enjoy the small things in life
Like the smell of crayons
Maybe the bakery air
When you push the button for the elevator and it's already there
The smell of rain on a hot summer day
Reading the nutrition label and eating it anyway
When your watching one of your favorite movies and realizing you don't remember the end
Opening a taped up box with a set of keys or even a pen
Falling asleep in the backseat of a car late at night on the drive home
When you hear someone dear to you smile over the phone
Remembering what movie that guy is from
When the vending machine gives you two things instead of one
Don't dwell on sadness or what should've been
Think of the joy the small things bring instead
love the life you live and find yourself laughing
Don't walk through life with hope long dead
Be content and happy with the small things in your head

This poem was written by Kristi, who is seventeen-years-old and already in touch with what really matters in life. How brilliant is she to pause and appreciate things like "The smell of crayons" and "Remembering what movie that guy is from". These lines and many more made me smile so hard my cheeks hurt.

Thanks, Kristi, for allowing me to share your sweet and insightful poem!


  1. No problem Hun. <3333 I'm glad you really liked it so much your such a strong person and I'm looking forward to reading your book real soon! :)

    1. I really love it, Kristi. Never doubt you're a strong person, yourself. :) I'm so grateful to you for spreading your sunshine! <333

  2. Absolutely brilliant. I think this is wonderful.

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    2. What in the world did I just do. O_o Trying to say--Thanks, Carol!

  3. Very insightful, thoughtful, and true! Love it! Thanks to you both for sharing:)

  4. Beautiful!

    I came over from Leigh T Moore's blog. She featured you in her RAOK Blitz post. :)

    1. That was so sweet of Leigh, wasn't it? Nice to meet you, Sharon. Thanks so much for heading over here to say hi. :)

  5. This is a lovely poem! Words so mature for a 17 year old. Thank you for sharing! A good reminder for all of us. I'm glad I read it first thing this morning, it made me smile.

  6. Love this! My faves are: "Falling asleep in the backseat of a car late at night on the drive home
    When you hear someone dear to you smile over the phone"

    yep. Love those things~ :o) Thanks, Kristi! <3

  7. I love that feeling when I open a box with a pen. It makes me feel smart and handy-like. :)

    Also, congrats getting a RAOK shoutout!

  8. Sage words indeed. I've been trying harder as I age to stop and smell the roses and appreciate every minute, but to know it as a teen is way better. :)


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