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JTD: LOOKING FOR A SMILE

IN OUR WORLD TODAY WE ARE ALL WORRIED IN A WAY. PARENTS WORRY ABOUT THE CRIMINALS THAT MAY HURT THEIR CHILDREN. JUST TO TURN AROUND AND WORRY ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN BECOMING CRIMINALS. MOST WOULD GO TO CHURCH BUT MANY FEEL LEAVING CHURCH ALONE MAYBE BEST WHEN YOU HAVE TO FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE ON THESE STREETS. I CAN REMEMBER MOVING OUT THE SHELTER AFTER COLLEGE AND GETTING A JOB. I FOUND A PLACE TO STAY AND EVEN SOME NEW CLOTHES. WITH A NICE HAIR CUT AND SOME FAMILY DOLLAR COLOGNE I FELT SPECIAL. TWO MONTHS LATER I WAS WALKING AROUND FEELING GREAT UNTIL AN OLD MAN STEPPED TO ME AND ASKED….ARE YOU DOING BETTER NOW? I SAID YES I’M OUT THE SHELTER, I HAVE A JOB AND A PLACE TO STAY. HE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID OH YEAH THEN LOOK AT THE GROUND. HE THEN SAID SEE YOUR FEET ARE ON THE SAME ROAD YOU WAS ON BEFORE. YOU LEFT THE SHELTER BUT YOUR FEET DIDN’T. I SAID WHAT… HE SAID THEM THE SAME SHOES YOU HAD ON WHEN YOU WAS DOING BAD. IN YOUR MIND THINGS SEEM BETTER BUT YOUR FEET SAY YOU STILL DOING BAD. NOW IN LIFE THE GRASS OFTEN SEEMS GREENER WHEN YOU NOT WORRYING ABOUT ANYTHING. I LEARNED TO PRAY WITH MY HEAD UP BECAUSE AS SOON AS YOU DROP IT THE DEVIL WILL TRY TO SNEAK UP AND KNOCK YOU DOWN. ALL WHILE WE TRY TO KEEP A SMILE AND NOT A FROWN. EVEN WHILE WE SEARCH FOR A FEELING OF PEACE AND HAPPINESS. WE WILL SEARCH FOR A SMILE TO HELP CALM US. WE WILL SEARCH FOR A SMILE TO LET US KNOW WE MADE IT. THIS MONTH IF NO ONE ELSE GIVES YOU A SMILE TRY A PAIR OF NEW SHOES. THAT WAY YOUR FEET ATLEAST WON’T FROWN……..JTD

By Jumping Thru Darkness Books for Sobriety.

I am a recovering alcoholic that used my own methods to become 7+ years sober. My books are stories and poems as well as spoken word that sums up my journey. Along with my own sobriety program for all. JUMPING THRU DARKNESS may can help when nothing else seems to work.