Examine that disappointment
To see what you can discover;
Look for clues that brought it on
And help yourself recover.
Focus on the words and deeds
You’ll do next time differently;
Problem solving is a skill,
A challenge to more clearly see.
Discouragement and depression
Will try to barge in to your mind;
Grab hold of determination,
Work so success you could find.
Are you open to suggestions?
Will you commit this struggle to prayer?
It’s easier to smile when you
Believe that the LORD is there.
You might not get what you think you want,
Things might not instantly turn out swell;
But there are lessons to be learned
And you can choose to live life well.
By Elaine Hardt 2014