POETRY | SEEDS OF INSIGHT
Words of Advice — Naughty or Nice?
Words of advice
The elixir of life
Or directions to strife
Seeds of insight
To tackle the fight
to see clearly
Intention to help
Ease the pain felt
Stories we share
In moments we care
Spoken with truth
With insights for use
No one size fits all
Some support, some stall
What is right for one
Will make another run
Ears deaf to awaken
Or perception mistaken
Alchemy of joy
Or scientific ploy
Reject or take
Ours to own
As we claim stake
Into our unknown
Advice arrives at our doorstep welcomed or not.
Times we ask for it.
Some moments begging for us to ask and other times we don’t want to hear it at all.
We have all been there.
Half listening to a long-lost cousin telling you why you are single and always will be single. Unless…unless… you take their simple but judgemental advice, of course.
Ahhhhh! Help ME!!
What I have found, though, advice is easier to savour when served by strangers. Those removed from the inner sanctum of daily life.
My guess is it’s the reason advice columns have been so popular over the years.
Straight-up advice sought with the option to remain anonymous.
When asked this way, I have no hesitation in offering my 2 cents. Making sure that the person knows they can take it or leave it.
All I am doing is adding my sprinkle of life wisdom to their play pot of perception.
Which is why I said, “Yes!”
Yes — to add my take to the mix on someone’s challenges with life.
When asked. Specifically.
No — to sugar coating. Telling it as I see it.
Yep — I can do that.
Have already started.
Why Three Writers Launched their Shared Life Experience Advice Website
Creative possibilities from life’s lemons
From Us To YOU: Supportive Advice Through The Authentic Power Of Community
Yvonne is surrounded by her grandkids on her seventieth birthday. Her house teems with the large family - three sons,…
Three views to broaden the perspective on the lemons in life.
Excited to see it fly.
*Please note we are not certified mental health professionals and do not intend to be substitutes for that community. Lemon’s advice is from the perspective of a concerned friend only.
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