Sprouted with words
Continued with rhythm
Speaks like music, straight to the soul
Comes from art in mind
“Use your heart, not your eyes“
Always, end with love
~Angeline R. Alcalá
This was the first poem I had ever written for my blog. I didn’t post it before because I thought it was too short, too simple, or boring. I don’t feel that way about it anymore. There are so many variations of art forms! We don’t have to fit a mold. We should, however, strive to give our all in whatever we do. Your heart knows when you’ve given the best of you (thank you rupi kaur). I have to consciously decide to be honest and vulnerable because when I’m not, I become miserable and can’t truly connect with people. When we’re afraid to fail, we hideaway and miss out on great opportunities.
I found out that I didn’t get a job I needed because the interview didn’t go as planned, like at all. I’m grateful that I took the opportunity though because I learned from it. I applied for another job and will apply for more, maybe even the same one again later.
Life goes on. I know what to do differently now and will use what I learned in the future. If I don’t choose to see things in a positive light, I could drown in sadness. Happiness or contentment aren’t always but can be decisions. I choose them over the opposite, every chance that I get. Let’s live everyday like it could be our last because tomorrow isn’t promised and life on earth is only a glimpse of eternity! At the end of the day, what is in your heart? I long to collect and pour out all the love that my heart is capable of.
"Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT
-Much love, A. R. A.
(One of my favorite songs, that encourages the “I am enough”/ “I am light” mindset, necessary for soul survival and the confidence needed for success).