A poem of self discovery through traveling on the road.

 

Allow change.

Be adventurous.
Be brave.
Be kind.
Behold beauty.
Behold nature.
Behold yourself.
Behold others.
Blossom.
Bounce.

Change your actions.
Change your course.
Change yourself.

Discover your country.
Discover your inner-patriot.
Discover your own strength.
Discover who you are.
Discover your true purpose.

Eat.
Eat well.
Embrace.
Embrace quietness.
Embrace noise.
Embrace yourself.
Explore.

Fail.
Fall.
Find inspiration.
Find yourself.
Find a stranger.
Find your fellow countryman.
Find your best friend.

Get over yourself.
Get over fear.
Get calm.
Get going.
Get on wheels. Two-wheels, three-wheels, four-wheels, or eighteen, however many you have, wheels were invented to take you places.
Get on wheels and go!
Give.
Give everything wholeheartedly.
Give until you can’t give any more.
Give until you’re empty, dig deeper, and give some more.
Give thanks.
Grow.
Grow strength.
Grow in love.
Go big or go home.

Have fun.
Hug.
Hug yourself.
Hug someone new.
Hug someone old.
Humanize yourself.
Humanize others.

Illuminate joy.
Illuminate kindness.
Imagine.
Immerse.
Immerse into a new community.
Improvise.
Improvise your actions.
Improvise you course.
Increase your speed.
Inspire yourself.
Inspire others.
Instagram.

Joke around.
Jump around.
Jump for joy.
Journey.
Just do it.

Keep on keepin’ on.
Kid around.
Kick up your heels.
Kiss.
Kiss like you mean it.
Kiss for your first time.
Kiss like it’s your last time.

Lay around.
Lay upside down.
Lay under the sun.
Lay under the stars.
Let go.
Let go and relax.
Lie back and kick back.
Linger.
Listen.
Listen to your gut.
Listen to nature.
Listen to others and learn.
Loosen up.
Loosen your grasp.
Loosen your spirit.
Love.
Love yourself.
Love your country and those who serve it.

Make a plan.
Make waves.
Make peace.
Maintain health.
Maintain good spirit.
Maintain friendships and relationships.
Manifest.
Manifest your goals.
Manifest your vision.
Manifest your dreams bigger.
Manifest your actions.

Name your core values.
Navigate.
Navigate your path.
Need.
Need less.
Need wholeness.

Object less.
Observe more.
Open your heart.
Open your mind.
Open your spirit.
Open yourself to others.
Open doors.
Open doors for yourself.
Open doors for those who cannot.
Organize and disorganize.
Orient yourself to where you are.
Orient to where you want to be.

Pace yourself.
Pack your bags.
Pardon yourself for the past.
Pardon others for their misgivings.
Pay it forward.
Pray.
Perfect.
Perfect patience.
Perfect prayer.
Perform random acts of kindness.
Phone home.
Photograph your thoughts.
Practice gratitude.
Praise life.
Proclaim your life.
Profess love.
Profess love for yourself.
Profess love for others.
Periscope.

Question everything.
Quantify your blessings.
Quality over quantity.
Quicken your pace.

Race.
Race in the rain.
Raise your hands.
Raise your face to the sky.
Raise up laughter.
Rally someone’s laughter.
Reach.
Reach for optimism.
Reach for quality.
Reach for your dreams.
Read.
Receive.
Receive blessings.
Receive kindness.
Receive prayer.
Receive other’s givings.
Recall childhood.
Recall goodness.
Recall innocence.
Recall your true self.
Regret nothing.
Relive the good.
Rejoice for the future.
Risk.
Reward.

Sacrifice a want for someone’s need.
Sing.
Sing your national anthem.
Salute to your national flag.
Savor.
Savor freedom.
Savor joy.
Savor tiny moments and the big picture.
Savor the once-in-a-life.
Search for anything.
Search for nothing.
Sense feelings.
See the sea.
Swim in the sea.
Sharpen your communication.
Share.
Share your heart.
Share your food.
Share what you can.
Spin around.
Stumble.
Succeed.

Talk less and listen more.
Tackle your fears.
Tame your wild side.
Taste greatness.
Taste good food.
Tan in the sun.
Teach.
Teach what you know.
Teach how you failed.
Teach getting up from your failures.
Testify.
Testify to your spirit.
Think.
Think about nothing.
Think about joy.
Tweet that joy.

Unburden your heart and soul.
Ululate your past losses and let them go.
Understand.
Understand yourself.
Understand where you want to go.
Understand the greatest you can be.
Undo bad habits.
Unleash new habits.
Unleash your potential.
Uphold your core values.
Uphold your spirit.
Uphold your worth.
Uphold others.
Update.
Update family.
Update friends.
Update the world.

Vacation.
Vacation even if it’s for one hour.
Value.
Value yourself.
Value others.
Value nature.
Validate yourself.
Validate someone else’s thoughts and feelings.
Vibes.
Video your experience.
Visualize your future.
Visualize good fortune.
Visualize strength.
Visualize love.
Visualize compassion.
Visit someone old.
Visit someone new.
Visit a historical site.
Vote and be heard.
Vow.

Wade through the ocean.
Wait.
Walk.
Wander.
Warm up food on the dash.
Waste not.
Want not.
Water flowers on the side of the road.
Weep.
Weep no more.
Whine only with cheese.
Whisper.
Whistle.
Whoop and holler.
Widen your heart.
Wipe your tears.
Witness.
Witness goodness.
Witness greatness.
Witness kindness.
Wander the aisles.
Wander the parking lot.
Worry.
Worry no more.
Write.

Xerox your face.

Yawn before sleeping.
Yell at the top of a mountain.
Yodel in a groove of trees.

Zip up your jacket.
Zone out to a beautiful meadow.
Zone in to your soul.
Zoom in to someone’s heart.
Zest for life.

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