Attitude Adjustment


Can you just try to remain positive

For a single solitary day

Or must your mind dwell in places

Where you really shouldn’t stray


Nobody can convince you

To be someone that you aren’t

But don’t you think it’s better

To try and make a brand new start


Life is what you make of it

Of this I am quite certain

So pick yourself up off the ground

And release all of your hurtin


By continuing to act this way

You’re just giving up and admitting defeat

You’re also spreading negativity around

To everyone you meet


Your attitude can have a positive impact

Or a negative one as well

I hope you’ll choose carefully

On which side you decide to dwell


Written by, Michelle Cook

Originally posted: March 24, 2016

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23 responses to “Attitude Adjustment

  1. I love your poem Michelle and its message…simply beautiful God bless you dear sister you penned a very wonderful gem!

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  2. Thank you so much Wendell!


  3. So much comes down to attitude, Michelle…and choice. Lovely, meaningful poem.

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  4. Thanks D… This is more of a reminder to myself than anything else. I’ve been needing a more positive outlook.

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  5. I always need reminders to keep a little perspective. 🙂

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  6. That’s a very good advice.

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  7. Thanks! Have a Happy Easter!

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    Excellent poem, and so true. What we are is where we dwell. 🙂

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  9. Thank you, and Happy Easter to you too!

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  10. Thank you. So true!

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  11. I have gotten back into writing poems recently and this was a great read. Such a great message too!

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  12. That’s good! Glad you have… thank you! 🙂

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  13. Fantastic on multiple levels, Michelle….thanks for sharing your gift 🙂

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  14. Thanks Truly! Hope you’re having a good weekend. 🙂

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  15. I am, thank you…a great one, in fact…peaceful and restful…and a chance to catch up with some reading 🙂 How about you? 🙂

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  16. That’s great! Im currently at the library with my girls…. we just made a boat out of paper…. lol….

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  17. Oh, my gosh…I forgot all about that…making boats out of paper! And, as a child, I loved the library…I’m so happy for you and your girls…so glad to know you have each other 🙂

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  18. It was tons of fun and they had a microscope there, with lots of cool slides to look at. The girls had a blast as usual. 😉

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  19. Love your writing style! So true, too.

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  20. Thank you…. 🙂

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