Simplicity of Words

What can I say except most of us can feel rather overwhelmed, discouraged, angry and helpless right now with all that is happening with COVID-19 and the craziness that is going on with the different countries’ responses, especially ours.

Do you know what is happening because I don’t! Have you ever experienced anything like it?

I am attempting to surrender to ‘what is’. AND at times, I have cried at the reality of life at the moment as well as laughing and having a feeling of contentment too.

I can easily get confused at all the words being said or read. Why? Because things are so up in the air, confusing, divisive, revealing, downright lies and sometimes a truth in there!

Before I pull you down any more, or add to your confusion or being upset, I’d love you to take a moment or two, and let in the words I came across somewhere or another over the years. I have put them out before and hope you like them because they are so simple and appropriate for now –



One tree can start a forest;

One smile can begin a friendship;

One hand can lift a soul;

One word can wipe out darkness;

One laugh can conquer gloom;

One hope can raise our spirits;

One touch can show you care;

One life can make a difference;

Be that one today.


Maybe one of the lines has particularly struck home or perhaps the whole poem has – whatever. I hope you breathe deeply into them anyway.   After all, I know you will have time!

Finally, as I’ve said, I am really touched with the simplicity of the poem. And let it be a reminder of how someone can create something simple – not complicated – and you can let it be in your heart as what happens in your heart is what connects you to yourself and others.

I feel I could be talking about ’Captain Tom’ in this poem with his resolute spirit, willingness to make a difference, raising £30,000,000 for the NHS, having a No. 1 hit record and his being 100 years old – he definitely raised our spirits, united all of us through giving us the motivation to ‘BE THAT ONE TODAY’.

Go well.

Irene Signature

If you’d like to explore and have conversations on subjects like this, join my Facebook Group. It’s called SIFITY (Stop It, Fuck It, Thank You) and it’s for those women who are on the road to facing their denial and owning ‘I Am Enough’.


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