Playground friends may come and go,
Pets may run away,
Teddy bears may venture outward
On their own someday.
Even favorite books may one day
Vanish from the shelf,
But you can be sure of this--
You’ll never lose your self.
From the day that you were born,
’Til all your future time,
On every ocean that you sail
Or mountain that you climb,
Your self will be there with you,
A companion and a friend,
To cheer you on and guide you
From beginning to the end.
In times of laughing, times of sadness,
Times of desperate doubt,
Pay close attention to your self--
It always sorts things out.
So trust your self and love your self,
You’ll find that if you do,
A lot of other people
May begin to love you too.