When I feel unappreciated,
the air reminds me that some of life's treasures go unnoticed.
When I'm unsure which path to take,
the reflection on the river reminds me
either direction has beauty.
When I feel guilty about all the good I have,
the sky reminds me I can share it with the world.
When something ends,
the three-leaf clover reminds me everything has a beginning, middle, and end.
When patience feels out of reach,
the still moss reminds me I will get there when I'm ready.
When I'm feeling lost,
the chatty birds remind me there are people far and wide ready to chirp their reassuring words for me.
When life feels too much,
the flooded but thriving tree reminds me
that with some self love, I'll be more than okay.
When life feels too little,
the ants remind me nothing on this planet
is any less than any other.
When I don't know the answer,
the baby birds remind me that we have all been here
and will be here again.
When I'm feeling too much,
the Sun reminds me passion isn't a weakness.
When I want security,
the fish jumping out of the water remind me beauty and meaning lie in moments, not forevers.
When I'm overwhelmed by the hate in the world,
the bee reminds me to look past the initial sting
and try to understand.
When I'm feeling lonely,
the gravel road reminds me I'm just disconnected
When an entire day seems to go badly,
the poison ivy reminds me these "bad" moments
light up the good.
Joey Doherty is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Wellness Counselor (CWC), meditation instructor, and author.
His passion is using counseling and writing to help people become the best possible version of themselves.
"We're all beautifully unique, just like the trees and the stars. We all deserve an authentic and flourishing life."