If you are having a bad day today, tomorrow or any future date, here’s what I want you to do.

I want you to stand up, extend your arms slightly away from your body and shake

You know, like a dog does when he’s wet. 

You heard me, “Shake It Off!”

Do it as many times as needed until you feel completely foolish. I do believe it will bring a smile to your face, perhaps even a little laughter, but it will feel good.

Your challenges won’t go away, but you will break the bond they have on you at that moment. 

When things go wrong they feel like they have a grip on you both mentally and physically, ask God to help you let go of them and then stand up wherever you are and “Shake It Off!”
I promise you it will work. 

Then begin to put things in perspective, thank God that you are alive and yes, thank Him for the things you will learn from all of these challenges.

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Things don’t happen to you, they happen for you! So whenever it happens FOR YOU, Shake It Off and feel good.

Life’s too short to keep a straight face.

Thank God It’s Friday.


30, a collection of poems by Jaachi Anyatonwu
Jaachị Anyatọnwụ
Jaachị Anyatọnwụ is a poet, editor, and publisher living in the suburbs of Aba. He is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections, and the Editor-In-Chief of Poemify Publishers Inc. Jaachị is passionate about discovering new voices and mentoring emerging poets. He is also a fierce advocate for the boy child and sexually molested.

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