Lost in the Now. {Poem} ~ Daniel Maher

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on Dec 7, 2012
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The wind blows

The leaves flutter

The water flows

It’s a new day full of promises

Can this be the day where good things happen or is it up to you to make them happen

We can’t hope, we have to act

We can’t wish, we have to believe

Don’t count on others when you can count on yourself

Good things happen not because you want them to, but because you believe they will

Good things you do out of selflessness are good things for you

Make things happen for you and for others

Enjoy what is in front of you

Live in the moment, not in past moments or future moments

If you are to get lost, get lost in the now

Don’t let your life be dictated by others

You are your master, listen to yourself

So make the most of this new day, don’t miss out on anything

Do what feels right without hesitation

It’s your day as was yesterday and so will be tomorrow.

Father of two, retired iron worker, sport fanatic and spirituality-inspired novice writer. Daniel Maher spent 19 years of his life working as an Iron Worker. He built hundreds of buildings and loved what he did for a living until four years ago, he had a life-altering accident. He fell on the job and suffered a severe spinal injury. His life has never been the same and has had to examine what defined him as a man, husband, son and father of two. He has had a long road to recovery with many challenges, both physical and emotional. He has found inspiration in the world around him, from the incredible friends who stood by him during the most challenging moments and from everyday life and events. The yogic philosophy texts his wife has all around the house may contribute, as well. Life is challenging and there are no guarantees, but Dan feels our own perception defines the quality of our life. What is your perception?

Editor: Jamie Morgan

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One Response to “Lost in the Now. {Poem} ~ Daniel Maher”

  1. lisa z. says:

    So inspiring….as is the author.