OUR LIVES IN 5 SHORT CHAPTERS


I was having dinner with friends last night when “Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters” was brought up. I had never heard of it before but  when I read it, I thought it was absolutely amazing and it really had me thinking, everyone can relate to this some way or another; this is everybody’s autobiography. Take a look at it, take your time reading it and really understand what is being said.  Let me know what you think and let’s all commit to making this a much shorter autobiography!

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Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters
 a poem by Portia Nelson, published in her book

Chapter I

I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I fall in.
I am lost … I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter II

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in the same place.
But, it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter III

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in … it’s a habit … but,
my eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

Chapter IV

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter V

I walk down another street.

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Isn’t that something?  I loved it when I read it the first time! We are all going to make mistakes, its when we continue making the same mistake  or continue to make the same bad decisions that it becomes a problem. Make a vow to yourself today to “walk down another street”.

Love Ya!

Peaches

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About What Would Jenn Say?!

I am a spunky chick who can't stand mediocrity who discovered her love of writing and decided to blog about life, love, food fashion and everything in between!! Welcome too my world!

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