My Adjustment Making Resolutions

My Adjustment

I struggled this year
More than last
This festive season
Begged me to reason

Last year in lockdown
I could still see people
This year’s protocol
I was isolated, 
Nowhere to go

I tried to make sense
Of unknown potential
Being exposed
Negative results, still meant no!

No physical contact
Or social distance
Just isolate
From other humans

Sure there’s the phone
And live video
Sorry, not the same
For us sad people 

True to its form
Isolation means alone
Locked away 
Inside of your home

With Christmas plans
Cut off in its tracks
Without light
How will I get back

Thinking of Santa
And a dear with a mask
Does Christmas get cancelled
If you think like that

In my despair
I turned off the world
Lied down to cry
And let my tears flow

In my pity
On Christmas Day
I wanted my spirit
To light the way

I am human
This I accept
Drowned out thoughts
With holiday music

I connected
Back with God
It made more sense
This I thought

All of my plans
Hopes and wishes
Changed in a moment
Of one second

So there I was
Alone in the dark
Trying to open
The love in my heart

Ok I get it
The world is not me
But why couldn’t I 
See my family?

Covid Christmas
You’re a nasty virus
When alone
One needs courage

Before reaching out
I have to look in
Realize the truth
Find my love again 

I’m not without hope
And I felt desperate 
I know in my heart
It was not cancelled

The celebration 
I missed out on that day
Was to commemorate
God’s son’s birthday

Oh joy to the world
Hope and delight
I was one 
Who needed the light 

For me to feel
In need of prayer
The light from others
Helped with my fear

I was here
I’m still alive
I was safe
I did not die

I said to myself
It’s a wonderful life
Remember the miracle
And that you’re alive

The gift of hope
Born in a barn
A star of light
One night in a town

Being human is harder
Than being a leader
When you are without
Your own self believer

You’re allowed to struggle
And be vulnerable 
Let yourself learn
Your spirit to earn

When you know in the end
The tears you display
Will help light tomorrow 
Because of today 

It’s not without
The storms that wether
For you to know how
And when to feel better

It’s ok to stop
And retreat
It’s not ok 
To lie with defeat

Give yourself time
Let your soul rest
Pray in the silence
Of isolation’s nest

You’re not giving up
You are not selfish
Your making room
For new adjustments

Making Resolutions 

Making Resolutions
Is a decision
In all decisions 
Leave room for adjustments

To make something happen
Resolve to decide
That what you want
Needs an open mind

New year resolutions
Require old year conclusions 
Take the good
Learn from the bad
Keep the dream
Adjust the plan

Goal setting is exciting
Life goals take time
Planning a good life
Needs your ability to adjust

Keep your dream alive
By staying in the game
If something doesn’t turn out the way you plan it
Try something else

Do not give up on your goal
Of letting yourself be happy
When you are a believer
Be open to possibilities

Participate with your self 
The best way you can
Allow prosperity
The view of possibility 


Published by PaulaG

I am a deep thinker, lover of thoughts, a prolific writer sharing my words. In sharing I am caring. I am a member of the human race with an appetite to motivate, inspire, empower and provoke thinking. I stand for dignity in humanity. I am compelled to a vision that we are all here for a reason, life is like a deck of cards... “My cards. My deal. Life is learning the game!” #opism What is OPISM? I have come up with this term as my nick name is Op and they are my own quotes representing a moral doctorine belief system. Thus...Op+ism=Opism. #opism My Motto! “Dignity is Free” How I live...Embracing Dignity My professional experience is disbursed across industries from financial services and sales to that of personal and emergency care. As one who has trained and coached, mentored and taught; it has become a passion within to witness and feel joy in the achievement and success of others that I have been associated with. I am a lifelong learner and have created and facilitated various training materials. It is through such experience that I discovered the power of positive feedback in both professional and personal manners. I am self disciplined, accountable, determined, humble, loyal and adaptive; but above all I value my integrity! I am a decent human being. It is with my greatest pleasure to share with others the power of positive words.

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