This is a poem that I did not write, but carry it in my wallet on a little card all the time.
When things aren't going well for you
And times are not what they should be,
Just focus on the positive
And think about what COULD be.
Acknowledge what happened-
Don't lose sight of lessons past-
But don't let the negative
Distracting thoughts to last.
Take what you've learned and start from there;
Draw strength from your frustration;
And let this added sense of purpose
Be your new foundation.
It's hard to follow any plan
Precisely to the letter,
Though life right now is difficult,
Things will in time get better.
by Bruce B Wilmer copyright 1983/1989