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Posts tagged ‘Values’

Inner Qualities

If you want to impress me
Reveal the unseen
A heart of compassion
A mind that is keen
A will to do better
A focus on care
With hard work; integrity
All thrown right in there

And be kind and be graceful
Be accountable too
In all that you say
And in all that you do
And over all else
Past the big house and fast car
Know that it’s what is within
That shows me just who you are

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Let Down!

A reflection on failed adult social care …..

You let me down: You said you’d care
You said you’d nurse him – be aware
You said you’d feed him, said you’d be
His refuge and his family
You said you’d fill his life with joy
You’d treat him well; you would employ
Dignity and trust, respect and grace
Yet did you heck – such a disgrace

For in the place of each of these
You upped his hurt and misery
And failed to get to know the man
To really know, to understand
To treat him with worth and value
To ensure that his own milieu
Was suitable for all his needs
You failed him in the face of greed

Yet in all truth it’s not just you
For cross the county out of view
A million sit in the same place
Ignored, neglected, case on case
In rocking chairs on slippery slope
No love, no time, no joy, no hope!
So bored to tears – stung in the eye
Just left to rot and left to die

Yet how we treat our elderly
Reflects on what society
Holds dear and echoes out so loud
The values that we each allow.
And just now civilised we are
Is judged by where we set the bar
To care for those who cared for us
And who now put in us their trust

Embracing Democracy

Tomorrow whether in or out
There really is little doubt
That we will still awake anew
To each new day to thus imbue
The goodness that this world can give
Continue breathing and will live

We’ll hope and laugh and love the same
We’ll still have dreams and still play games
The sun will set, the sun will rise
The rain will still fall from the skies
And seasons will turn through the year
With nature’s bounty’s ever near

And Earth will spin on her axis
Our home for all prosperity
Where nothing will have really changed
Less we allow in our exchange
A rule of hatred, venoms claw
Yet that would be foolish for sure

And so tomorrow, in or out
There really should be little doubt
That the only thing for true regret
Will be the will to not forget
And forgive those who don’t agree
Less embracing democracy

Keep Your Thoughts Positive

The values we subscribe to
Will become our destiny.
Infusing habits and behaviour
From words of positivity.

But where do such words come from?
From the heart and from the mind!
So keep the thoughts that dwell within you
In essence positive and kind.

Based on Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quote:  “Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words.  Keep your words positive, because your words become your behaviour.  Keep your behaviour positive, because your behaviour become your habits.  Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values.  Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny.”