Forget about the days when it's been cloudy,
But don't forget your hours in the sun.
Forget about the times you've been defeated,
But don't forget the victories you've won.
Forget about the mistakes that you can't change now,
But don't forget the lessons you have learnt.
Forget about the misfortunes you've encountered,
But don't forget the times your luck has turned.
Forget about the people who have disappointed you,
But don't forget the ones who showed you kindness.
Forget about the days when you've been lonely,
But don't forget the friends you've made along the way.
Forget about the lost opportunities of the past,
But don't forget to seize the possibilities of the present.
Forget about the plans that didn't seem to work out right,
But don't forget to always have a dream.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill
*Original poem unknown, additional lines added by me. Image via Pinterest.