Flourish Poem

Flourish Poem By Sue Ellson

Flourish Poem

By Sue Ellson


In a world of messages
designed to reach you
designed to convince you
designed to change you
How do you flourish


You try and choose
what is right for you
what is aligned for you
what is best for you
But how do you flourish


You make a decision
that is right
that is made right
that wasn’t right
But how do you flourish


You carry on
despite the grind
despite the chaos
despite the loss
And somehow you flourish


For the human spirit
Is built to survive
With or without
What you most desire


To truly be
Look around and see
You have flourished before
And you will some more


I have a dear client that I first met back in 2011 when I was receiving business coaching for a new job. Over the years, our exchange changed and I now provide marketing and online presence services to him and we catch up via online video meetings each month. Yesterday I noticed a book on his shelf called ‘Flourish’ by Martin Seligman. I was inspired by that word, which literally means, “To be in a vigorous state; thrive: to be in its or in one’s prime; be at the height of fame, excellence, influence, etc.” according to Dictionary.com.

I am a huge fan of words that we ‘know’ but are not in ‘regular use.’ They are like musical notes in our everyday language that make our ears stand up and listen. So I hope this poem reminds you to ‘flourish’ on a regular basis. With love, Sue Ellson 🙂

Photo is of a the Yarra River in Templestowe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 7 March 2024

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