As we grow, we build:

We build our confidence, our self-esteem.

As we grow, we change:

We change our perspective, learn from experiences.

As we grow, we develop:

We develop our spirit, our courage.

As we grow, we learn:

We learn new skills, learn how to be.

As we grow, we discover:

We discover who we are, discover the big, bad, beautiful world around us.

As we grow, we establish:

We establish what is important, we establish what really matters.

As we grow, we age:

We age gracefully or disgracefully. However we age, we remember it is a privilege denied to many.

As we grow, we remember:

We remember all we have learnt, we remember there is much still to learn.

As we grow, we recognise we will never stop growing.

We recognise that growth is not necessarily physical, but that emotional, psychological, spiritual growth is just as (more?) important.

As we grow, we should not forget:

We should not forget how we were before we grew.

We should not forget joy, fun, seeing the beauty of the world around us.



7 Comments on Grow

  1. Becky Cowley
    February 22, 2016 at 11:31 pm (6 years ago)

    Love this Leigh, growing is about learning, living and moving but not forgetting who we are x

    • Leigh
      February 24, 2016 at 8:11 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks Becky xxx

  2. Jo Winwood
    February 21, 2016 at 3:04 pm (6 years ago)

    Beautifully written and a timely reminder that we should ‘remember all we have learnt’

  3. Verily Victoria Vocalises
    February 20, 2016 at 8:08 pm (6 years ago)

    This is definitely one of my favourites of yours Leigh. I loved the line a privilege denied to many. So very, very true. #ThePrompt

    • Leigh
      February 24, 2016 at 8:18 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks Vic xxx

  4. Colette
    February 19, 2016 at 2:52 pm (6 years ago)

    <3 Love

  5. Sara | mumturnedmom
    February 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm (6 years ago)

    Absolutely love this, in fact this is one of my favourite poems that you have written. So cleverly structured and insightful. Brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing with #ThePrompt x


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