This poem was written to inspire your thoughts today. I read a book a few years back called “Man in the Mirror” and one statement made in this book was that each day is a battle for our thought life. We have to work at being a thinker. Gordon MacDonald in his book, “Ordering Your Private World”, says that we need to train our minds to be alert and alive, taking on fresh amounts of information every day, regularly producing new discoveries and conclusions. He says that thinkers see old things in new ways; they analyze hypotheses, separating out the true from the false.

Step Ahead

The mind is trained
To be alert … alive;
Constantly gathering
Knowledge to thrive.

Seeing what was old
In a totally new way;
Passionately living
Each and every day.

Always questioning,
Keeping up to date;
Gathering info
To evaluate.

Each day is a battle
For how to think
And it takes some work
To stay in sync.

Taking in fresh amounts
Of daily information
And new discoveries
With grand elation.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 11-30-2017
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