It’s the Thought That Counts

It’s the thought that counts

The intentions that matter

We cannot make predictions

On the ways that will flatter


Good and positive

The best ways for one to lead

Even in times of errors

Try to use it as a seed


Many things happen

That can cause us confusions

We may become defensive

But don’t favor allusions


Lessons fill our lives

It’s up to us to accept

We’ll get many reactions

To all, we have to respect


It is a challenge

To let go of our own ways

Let’s take it as a lesson

To help us with future days


In all that happens

It’s always the thought that counts

Our intentions have meaning

All good actions will amount


This is a poem that was inspired when I was given reason to believe that trying matters. Being a person who experiences times when Epileptic Seizures prevent me, it is important for me to remember why I try to do what I do. “It’s the thought that counts.”

Sometimes we try the best we can but cannot predict if others will understand our intentions. It is very important for us to remain positive and, in times of misunderstanding, take our experience as a life lesson. Many things can happen in our lives that will cause us confusion. We may feel we need to be defensive for our person but it is still best to not give negative reactions any credit. Lessons fill our lives and it is up to our person to accept them. Even in times of misunderstanding, it is best for our person  to show respect for others and for the situation.

It can be a challenge to let go of our own ways but it is best to take it as a lesson. When we accept it now, we can start to know it for when we need it in our future days. It’s always the thought that counts in all that we do. Our intentions have meaning and good work shall amount in positive ways for our person.

Published by Astrid's Words

Astrid Hardjana-Large is an inspirational author who enjoys Life and adversity. She is motivated to share her inspiration from Life experiences and encourages readers to persevere on the journey of Life.

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