Learning

You Learn…

After awhile you learn

the subtle difference between

holding a hand and chaining a soul

and you learn that love doesn’t mean possession

and company doesn’t mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts

and presents aren’t promises and you begin to accept

your defeats with your head up and your eyes ahead

with the grace of an adult not the grief of a child.

And you learn to build your roads today

because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans

and futures have ways of falling down in mid-flight.

After awhile you learn that even sunshine

burns if you get too much so you plant your

own garden and decorate your own soul

instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure

that you really are strong

and you really do have worth

and you learn

and you learn..

– Veronica A. Shoffstall

Reposted with permission by Nigel Alston & Motivational Moments

Author: NCWiseman

I am a Networking Strategist and LinkedIn coach and Trainer. I live by my personal edict, "Networking is finding, developing and nurturing relationships that mutually move people forward thru life." I want to help people become better Networkers and better LinkedIn users focused on their business and career goals.