I Told You So

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of all the sayings there is,

the one my cool dad

taught me first, tops my list

“all our dreams can come true,

if we have the courage to pursue them”

Walt Disney was his favorite

and dad is my favorite too

that made me dream the grandest dreams

and believe in happily- ever- after

mom is fine with that,

she always says, but I doubt so

‘cos she’d argue, as Forest Gump

famously said ” life is like a box

of chocolates, you never know

what you’re gonna get”

so hard work, dedication

and perseverance were the qualities

she instilled, for we never knew

what happens next

but we can always prepare

she constantly insists

by now you know

my parents were two

opposing individuals

made one, by love

for they both believe

in what Victor Hugo said

“the greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves”

ours was a story of a life lived well

in love and compassion;

in kindness and generosity

as one loving family

we believe in an old

saying that goes

“I shall pass this way but once;

any good, therefore, that I can do

or any kindness that I can show

to any human being, let me do it now

let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again”, we believe

that in every moment,

every interaction, every opportunity

there is a chance to do good

it’s all about the little ways we can show kindness, it’s the tiny, seemingly

insignificant things that

we can do to help someone else

that matters

you don’t have to spend money

or even give all your time,

you just need to act

in a good and kind nature

with a heart full of gratitude

with love and sincerity

 

 

 

Written for kate’s friday fun – sayings https://aroused.blog/2020/06/20/friday-fun-a-saying/

50 Comments

  1. Mich 👏👏👏 So well done.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you💞

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  2. Rhen Laird says:

    Wow wow wow–this is so Rich and Full!! I love that you included Victor Hugo’s quotation, and also the other included poetry passage…now I need to look up who said/wrote that! Blessings to you ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much…i am so glad you like it..💞💞💞

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      1. Rhen Laird says:

        You’re very welcome always!

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  3. utahan15 says:

    rose and red
    rest might be in your head~

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  4. judeitakali says:

    This is beautiful, Michelle. The quotes, your personal experience and the lessons. You strung it together beautifully. Very invigorating

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jude…your kind comments always warm my heart

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  5. calmkate says:

    what a lovely way to weave both sayings and your family morals Mich … absolutely love it, thanks!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks kate..and thanks for the prompt.

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      1. calmkate says:

        you rose to the occasion Mich, thanks for participating 🙂

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      2. michnavs says:

        Aw thank you

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  6. judeitakali says:

    So beautiful, the quotes, your personal experience, the message, all strung together beautifully. Very Invigorating

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    1. michnavs says:

      💞💞💞

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  7. Sadje says:

    A beautiful post created with such meaningful quotes.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Sadje…always..💞

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      1. Sadje says:

        😍❤️

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  8. A favourite of mine is Forrest Gump Life is like a box of chocolates etc. Beautifully composed and written

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Nanette…that one is really very meaningful..

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      1. Your welcome, it is very meaningful.

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  9. i love how you captured the difference and oneness of your parents, and the lessons they have instilled in you. ❤ beautiful and touching, Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Rose..they are the most interesting ang loving parents..

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      1. awww. ❤ ❤ ❤ such a blessing!

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  10. Beautiful and such loving parents you had Mich who taught you the discipline and way of life. Father who has always loved you and even your mother who has instilled how to live a life of harmony with love and kindness to one and all. Lovely poem. Too good.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kamal..ahhh my parents are two interesting people in my life…they taught me life lessons that helps me get through tough times…

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      1. You are welcome Mich and that is what is showing in your poems too. Parents know how to nurture their children in the right direction.

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      2. michnavs says:

        I agree Kamal…i really do..💞💞

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      3. 🙏🙏🙏🙏👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

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  11. murisopsis says:

    Love this message that love doesn’t need extravagant gifts – words can be more precious than gold!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you Val…sometimes we people equate love with gifts or material things..

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  12. I love how you wove the wonderful and wise sayings into your poem!
    We all need someone (or more than one someone) in our lives who shares such positive messages with us! Messages we can memorize and live out and then pass on to other people…especially our children and grandchildren. 🙂 It is most fortunate when parents are those kind of people…you are fortunate! 🙂 And I know you are passing the wisdom, good examples, and love on to your girls! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Carolyn..my parents are really wonderful..even if they have opposing views on everything they seemed to manage to raise us all so well..,😇😇😇

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  13. Ishaan Sharma says:

    Wonderful poem and blog!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you and welcome on board

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      1. Ishaan Sharma says:

        You’re welcome 🙂

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  14. -Eugenia says:

    This is a wonderful and heartfelt poem, Mich! 💛

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you Eugi

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  15. Kritika says:

    Loved the way you expressed the thought of being kind and good.

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    1. michnavs says:

      awww i am glad you like it

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      1. Kritika says:

        🙂 🙂

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  16. Absolutely beautiful!

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      1. You are very welcome!🌺🌺🌺

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  17. markmkane says:

    Beautiful, simply beautiful!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw thank you Mark😊

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  18. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    DON’T MISS READING THIS!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Chuck

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  19. Jules says:

    I think we all need a little opposition – too much similarity and we would not be able to learn from each other!
    Go Love and compassion!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yay..for love and compassion🥰🥰🥰

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