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The Quest and the Crisis

The Quest

As you travel through life there are always those times When decisions just have to be made, When the choices are hard, and solutions seem scarce, And the rain seems to soak your parade.

There are some situations where all you can do Is simply let go and move on, Gather your courage and choose a direction That carries you toward a new dawn.

So pack up your troubles and take a step forward The process of change can be tough, But think about all the excitement ahead

There might be adventures you never imagined Just waiting around the next bend, And wishes and dreams just about to come true In ways you can’t yet comprehend!

Perhaps you’ll find friendships that spring from new things As you challenge your status quo, And learn there are so many options in life,

Perhaps you’ll go places you never expected And see things that you’ve never seen, Or travel to fabulous, faraway worlds And wonderful spots in between!

Perhaps you’ll find warmth and affection and caring And somebody special who’s there To help you stay cantered and listen with interest To stories and feelings you share.

Perhaps you’ll find comfort in knowing your friends Are supportive of all that you do, And believe that whatever decisions you make, They’ll be the right choices for you.

So keep putting one foot in front of the other, And taking your life day by day… There’s a brighter tomorrow that’s just down the road – Don’t look back! You’re not going that way!

The Crisis

A weary mother returned from the store, Lugging groceries through the kitchen door. Awaiting her arrival was her 8 year old son, Anxious to relate what his younger brother had done.

While I was out playing and Dad was on a call, T.J. took his crayons and wrote on the wall It’s on the new paper you just hung in the den. I told him you’d be mad at having to do it again.

She let out a moan and furrowed her brow, Where is your little brother right now? She emptied her arms and with a purposeful stride, She marched to his closet where he had gone to hide.

She called his full name as she entered his room. He trembled with fear–he knew that meant doom For the next ten minutes, she ranted and raved About the expensive wallpaper and how she had saved.

Lamenting all the work it would take to repair, She condemned his actions and total lack of care. The more she scolded, the madder she got, Then stomped from his room, totally distraught.

She headed for the den to confirm her fears. When she saw the wall, her eyes flooded with tears. The message she read pierced her soul with a dart. It said, I love Mommy, surrounded by a heart.

Well, the wallpaper remained, just as she found it, With an empty picture frame hung to surround it. A reminder to her, and indeed to all, Take time to read the handwriting on the wall.


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