The Decisive Moment (Image and Writing) by CarolM

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This I learned from my Mother, as I watched her struggle through the good times and the bad.
Today, in her senior years, she is still a strong woman holding her head high. Her positive attitude is inspiring. She chooses to smile and laugh and be happy and I love her for being such a wonderful role model. Because of her, I too, choose to smile and laugh and be happy.

The Decisive Moment

Have you ever felt yourself staring at the wall?
Have you ever felt an emptiness inside?
Have you every felt the tears stream from your eyes and you couldn’t stop the flow?

Life doesn’t guarantee us an easy journey
There will be times when heartaches come
There will be times of doubt, fear, and loneliness

You have the power inside to change
But it’s up to you to do it
We find excuses
I’m weak, I cant, I don’t know how
We want to place blame things on anyone or anything
But never ourselves

It’s a decisive moment
It’s a time to reach inside for strength
It’s a time to reach outside for strength
It’s time to do whatever it takes
It’s time to pick yourself up, dust yourself off
And move on.

Life is what you make of it
Happiness doesn’t just come knocking on your door
You have to pursue it
You have to decide what you want in life
And go after it

We are faced with many decisive moments
Make your choice and pursue your dreams
No one can do it for you.

You can choose to be happy
Or you can choose to be miserable
What choice will you make?
It’s up to you

Written by CarolM


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I am happy to share my vision with you and I hope that it touches you in some small way.

“Photography is my soul food” – Carol M.

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  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Very moving portrait! Nice writing!

  • Thanks Angie. I’m so pleased you enjoyed it.

    – CarolM

  • EvaMarIza
    EvaMarIzaover 3 years ago

    I really love this:))))

  • Oh, thank you Eva! That really makes me feel good to hear those words..

    – CarolM

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks, Sylvia!

    – CarolM

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 3 years ago

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  • Steve  Taylor
    Steve Taylorover 3 years ago

    Great work

  • I’m thrilled you like it Steve! Thank you for the nice compliment and the fave. I appreciate your support so much.

    – CarolM

  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonover 3 years ago

    Wonderful conceptual collage and words!

  • Oh, Jacqueline! I’m so honored to be featured! Thank you so much for letting me share some of my mother’s teachings.

    – CarolM

  • Zi-O
    Zi-Oover 3 years ago

    I really like this~! ;-)

  • I’m so glad! My Mom has been such a wonderful influence on my life and I just wanted to share that.

    – CarolM

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • Thank you Andrea for the congrats! I appreciate you support!!!

    – CarolM

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • I’m thrilled Francis to share my Mom’s lessons. Thank you so, so much for the wonderful feature. It means a lot to me!!

    – CarolM

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