In the poem by Mary Oliver “Wild Geese” is a great poem that talks about life and going on through hard times. This poem was written in 1935 when people and the world were suffering from a depression and she says to keep moving on. Like the old saying “Seeing the light in the end of the tunnel.” We all have times in are life where it we may seem lost and alone, but by keeping your head up high any trial is possible to overcome. Looking at the bigger picture and not worrying about small things can make trials easier. No one has a perfect life, even though it may seem like it. Everyone has some burden they have to carry, whether it may be illness, financial issues, disorders, family, or anything that is hard to go through everyone has something.
Life is full of love and opportunity like in the quote from this poem “Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination.” We all have something we are good at, and by keeping in mind what you can do can make the little tasks easier. Thanksgiving is next week so it is time for us to look at all the good things in our life’s and not focus on the bad. Love trumps hate. We can all list the mistakes and problems with ourselves, but it takes a new perspective to list the gifts we have.
There is someone out in the world that really needs help and comforting. By doing service and giving back, or reaching out to others in need will not only will make someone feel better but your worries and troubles may seem smaller. Either it is by giving up time or money every little act of kindness will make a difference. Just by smiling and being positive can change your life and others.