It is good to be alone Alone is a healthy thing You learn to enjoy your own company We must be alone with ourselves Let's meet ourselves shall we Until a person can be content In their own company That person will always be looking For love and approval From other people Take it from me I've learned to be alone I've become used to it Alone can ache your bones When your friends and family won't Call or answer the phone My advice to those who feel alone Do things you enjoy Don't chase people who dont care Spend time with animals I will be your friend I am here People have problems They cannot be there always But someone who cares Will make you a priority I am worth being treated first class I'm not a second choice Take me or leave me I love me God loves me I choose gratitude For I do have a few friends I have a small family We are not a perfect bunch On the contrary no one is So I choose to see the best in people I love people anyway For that is how I was raised and taught Being thoughtful and considerate Pushes trouble away and keeps Mans face from the rubble
Since losing you, I have found myself. I loved you so much, that I stopped loving who I was. I’ll always remember how, the one who broke me, gave me such a priceless gift. I’ve learned that when your heart is broken into a million pieces, You don’t have to pick up every piece. When I put myself back together, I saw someone different than who I was before. The wounds slowly healed, and, I looked around at how far I had come. The dark, lonely place where I was no longer appealed to me. I wanted out. The light inside my soul still burned and I knew that, even though you no longer loved me, I still loved myself. I loved myself right out of the darkness to a place where I saw beauty all around me, and it made me smile. I realized that not everyone could appreciate beauty. I did though. The birds singing, the smell of rain, a child laughing; these things soothed my soul. I opened my eyes to what was in front of me. You were no longer there; so I moved forward into the sunset of tomorrow, and the promise of a bright future. I no longer gave you everything. I gave it to myself.
You gave me a shirt, Old and tattered… Once a favorite of yours. Holes in places, faded all over; Words under a cup stating "Half full". It was so ironic, And it made me laugh; I guess that's all it takes. I was low, and you were generous, And that half-empty glass Would have taunted me Had it not been for the words Reminding me otherwise. That Life is Good shirt Will never leave me. lmt