Build for yourself a strong box,
Fashion each part with care;
When it’s strong as your hand can make it,
Put all your troubles there;
Hide there all thought of your failures,
and each bitter cup that you quaff;
Lock all your heartaches within it,
Then sit on the lid and laugh.
Tell no one else its contents,
Never its secrets share;
When you’ve dropped in your care and worry
Keep them forever there;
Hide them from sight completely
That the world will never dream half;
Fasten the strong box securely-
Then sit on the lid and laugh!
– Bertha Adams Backus
Our challenge each day is to unwrap ourselves from the “drama” of our lives and move forward boldly. Learn to laugh more!! – especially at our goofy selves.
Today, choose to not share your dramas with others – sharing them only wastes time and brings negative energy into the room. Focus on beauty, hope and productive thoughts — and from this place — you will be energized and others will be energized in return!
Make it a bold day!
– Team Project Be Bold