You Did The Right Thing

You Did The Right Thing

I don’t know who needs to hear this,
But you did the right thing,
You protected, you shielded, and you saved lives,
You absolutely did the right thing.

Don’t be blinded, or misguided, by power and prestige.
Don’t be fooled into thinking you’re foolish.
Don’t allow them to light the gas underneath you,
That makes you wonder,
“If they could, maybe I should…”

We did the right thing,
We did it together,
United in our isolation,
Feeling alone, together,

And we did save lives!
We protected those who were vulnerable,
Our applause was not hollow.
Our suffering was not in vain.

This is not about rules, whether they were broken or bent,
Not about drinks, or cakes, or even events,
It’s about morals and standards,
About care and compassion,
About giving a damn,
And doing our best.

And you did your best!
You did it because you cared,
You did it because you knew it was for the best,
You did the right thing,
Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise…

You absolutely did the right thing

Felicity Pryke, May 2022

Published by Finding Felicity

I am Felicity, a satisfaction expert, yoga teacher and reflexologist who is empowering disillusioned people to take ownership of their happiness, having learnt from my own experience of falling off the hedonic treadmill that happiness is far deeper than just pleasure. My personal journey of deconstructing and reconstructing my life through studies of neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and yoga, opened my eyes to the complexity of human emotions. Based in Lancashire and teaching online, I am passionate about passing that knowledge on to others who feel out of touch with themselves and are wondering, “is this it?” I'm obsessed with helping people to build and live a satisfied life we don’t need to escape from.

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