Pep Talk – poem by Ali Grimshaw


“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

Show up.
Be your
unique colors.
That’s enough.

Even when you doubt.
Even when you think it won’t work.
Even when you’re scared.

Show up.
That’s enough.

Those that came before
did just that.
Day after day
after day.

Show up.
Stand up.
Speak up.

Stop to listen from your heart.

You are ok.

Now repeat.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2020

Photo taken in NYC July 2019

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41 thoughts on “Pep Talk – poem by Ali Grimshaw

      1. I totally appreciate seeing the pic, I didn’t know about it … maybe other street artists could do one similar in our towns?
        might follow that up when we are let out 🙂

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      2. the town near me has cashed in on it as a major tourist draw … they’ve paid for quality art in most of the laneways and it makes for a great photography wander 🙂

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    1. Glad to hear you like the title. I truly mean it. I’m definitely going to be busy in the next month coming up with light to shine to keep the batteries of others charged. Take care.

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    1. If you are, thank you for reflecting back to me the words that spoke to you. Here in Oregon everything is closing down now because of coronavirus. These are interesting times and words of hope or needed more than ever.


    1. Thanks Frank. I wrote this as a pep talk for myself today. With all that is happening in the news I thought there might be someone out there who could make use of my list.
      Stay well.

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