Respecting the awesome power of words!

If I Could Just


We spend enormous energy
compiling a list of 
“If I could justs…”, 
imagining these accomplishments 
to be the portal 
toward individuation, 
satisfaction, and even happiness. 

I have an alternate list 
for you to consider:

If we could just 
slow down, breathe,
and allow ourselves
to experience the wonder 
of our own here and now,
including the marvelous story
of our neighbors,
whose chapters are a gift 
from a great beyond 
we’ve yet to comprehend,
then… 
our “If I could just…” list
would shrink, if not vanish. 

© 2022 Todd Jenkins

One response

  1. I love the thinking-of-these-things as possible today, tomorrow as opposed to regrets of the past.

    Liked by 1 person

    November 16, 2022 at 6:20 am

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