like an automatic carpet cleaner
I calmly move about my business
but when I bang against an obstacle
I back off and hover nearby
to see if more effort is worthwhile

if not I go off at a tangent but return
now and then to try once again
for persistent effort always pays off
sometimes the time is not right
or the resources aren’t there

I wait and watch to see what is fair
no need to bang against a wall
wait for that crack to try it at all
for love and kind care will win
feeling comfortable within my skin

when resistance wears thin
approach cautiously
to test the waters
when a mind opens
magic can happen

hearts lighten
vibes brighten
things clear
joy love and cheer
become more dear

 “Worry is to joy what a Hoover vacuum cleaner is to dirt: might as well attach your heart to a happiness-sucker and flip the switch.” – Max Lucado, thanks Carolyn for the quote!