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Major Setbacks

How many setbacks
Has life tossed your way?
Have they made you stronger
And more confident today?

What kinds of setbacks
Add quality to your life?
Do you gain ultimate happiness
By walking through major strife?

What constitutes a setback?
Loss of a job, death of a spouse,
Disappointment at a missed goal?
Losing a bid on your dream house?

How do setbacks make us stronger?
COVID-19 is a world-wide setback.
Will this pandemic make us better?
Will it teach us the compassion we lack?

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We are one…
We all have setbacks…
We need to reach out to one another…
We need to help one another – pull each other up –
And be sure this setback teaches us the lessons we need to learn.
What are they?

See ya tomorrow.

Comments on: "Major Setbacks" (11)

  1. You always know how others are feeling. Your poetry is in touch with the world. With us.

    • Thank you! I know this pandemic feels like a world-wide setback to me. A time to pause and question what we are supposed to learn and take away from this. For sure, it has made me realize how interdependent we are. Thank you for your visit and affirming comment! <3

  2. 5. Most of which have appeared in posts. Major contributions to who I am.

  3. Thanks Jan. It is important to remember that God is with us even during the setbacks. May we realize as Jacob did in Genesis 28 v 16,
    When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”
    He is with us always. (Matthew 28:20) Do not lose hope. Pray without ceasing and in ALL things give thanks. For that is the will of God in Christ Jesus for us. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
    Have a great day everyone. Hugs Jan ♡

  4. Jan, your discussion reminds us of our ability to overcome life’s setbacks with our faith strengthened by our relationship with our Heavenly Father. I have grown from some significant setbacks (job loss, divorce, and more) just as others have had to regroup.

    • Well, congratulations, {{{Richard}}} for using those setbacks to strengthen your resolve and deepen your faith <3 Not everyone has that relationship with our Father – and their ability to regroup must be a lot harder without the Holy Spirit to guide them, don't you think?

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