Walk well. Especially when you walk alone, through the storm. Be your best self and let your footprints be something to guide others.
Footprints On The Sands of Time
One of my favourite poems is by the 19th Century American writer Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. “A Psalm Of Life” is an inspiring piece of writing which I deem a call to ‘live life‘.
It is, in essence, a call to remember our humanity.
In a somewhat related vein there is the the poem/prayer by Mary Stevenson (written 1936/1939) and the song by Leona Lewis from her debut album Spirit. These too treat of our human condition and desire or need to know that someone is there for us, watching our back. More importantly, the footprints poems and prayers is about legacy and stability. It is about past present and future inter-facing to create an identity of purpose.
A Psalm Of Life
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream! –
For the soul is…
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