Proactivity (Mini Poem)

“[Wo]men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause,
and do many things of their own free will.”
-Doctrine & Covenants 58:27

See a need and meet it
(Don’t wait to be asked)
Look at what is lacking
Do the undone task!

“[S]he that is compelled in all things,
the same is a slothful…servant”
-Doctrine & Covenants 58:26


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Bedrest (A Poem About Unexpected Changes)

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“[L]ean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
-Proverbs 3:5-6

I’ve hustled for a good wage
Was pleased with my high pay
Had my plan all figured out (but then things)
Turned a different way

I loved what I was teaching
My students were engaged
Then problems unexpected forced a
Quick turn of the page

It’s not easy letting go
Of how I thought it’d be
Still inside I know you’ve got a
Better plan for me

It’s hard to take a pay cut
(I know it’s for the best)
When baby girls are coming
Their mama’s gotta rest!

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‘Earn It, Then Spend It’ is No Way to Live (a poem)

“[D]o not spend money for that which is of no worth,

nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy.”
-2nd Nephi 9:21

‘Earn it, then spend it’ is no way to live
(You’ll never save up any money to give)
When income comes in, then goes out like the tide
You’re Maslow’s first level, just there to survive

Not easy, I know, I still have to learn (there’s a)
Much better way than to blow all you earn
Make plans for the paycheck, and thing long-term
Some wants must wait, you have to be firm

Don’t have to be stingy to reach money goals
You still can enjoy a freedom *controlled*
Think years down the road, for the sake of posterity
Have a reason to reach financial prosperity

Above all else START!, but start young if you can
Exercise wisdom, and carry out plans (if you)
*Budget* to spend, and if you’re a wise steward
In due time, I promise you’ll reap the reward

“A good man leaveth an inheritance
to his children’s children”
-Proverbs 13:11

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Not A Day Goes By… (A Poem)


Not a day goes by that I love you‘s not spoken
Never been a time when my heart you have broken
We’re beyond blessed to share the bond that we do
I owe (almost!) all of my joy, love, to you

We’re still young and still green, no denying that truth
And soon enough, we will abandon our youth
But you’ll always be with me through turning of tides
I’m grateful you’ll be forever by my side

“Great marriages are built brick by brick,
day after day, over a lifetime.”
-Dieter Uchtdorf

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Paradox (A Poem)



“The problem comes when we put our happiness on hold as we wait for some future event—our golden ticket—to appear.”
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Proactive and patient
How can I be both?
Comfortably complacent?
That’s toxic to my growth

But still, don’t jump ahead
It’s clear I’m not quite ready
The old cliche is true (to win the)
Race, be slow and steady

I want my dreams today, though!
And therein lies the problem
These mountains of delay (obscures my)
Tangible, true progress

I know I must choose hope (not put my)
Happiness on hold
Got more to learn, I guess
As I toil on toward my goals

It’s not easy (never has been)
As I fight the war inside
But there’s a chance I’ll make it
All I can do is try

“I’m in the war of my life. Got no choice but to fight, so fight on.”
-John Mayer

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When You Hustle, The Lord Opens Doors (Mini Poem)

When you hustle, the Lord opens doors
(Things that hadn’t been there before)
Show that you’re a faithful steward
He’ll see your efforts and bless you with more!

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Dreams Don’t Happen Overnight (Mini Poem)

Dreams don’t happen overnight
(They) come true slow, one at a time
Work hard, pray hard, run the race
Your dreams just may fall into place!

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