Today, an old poem is provided which simply says, “Don’t quit.” Everyone sometimes experiences a time or day or hour when nothing seems to be going well. In fact, we sometimes experience a season when we face uncertainty, undesired change, problems, loneliness, or whatever that could entice you to throw in the towel and give up. If that is your state today or if you know someone struggling, share this poem. Maybe, this is the thing that will inspire you to try one more time or give it one more push. To all of you tired of pushing that ball up the hill, this is for you:
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out; Don’t give up though the pace seems slow– You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than It seems to a faint and faltering man, Often the struggler has given up, When he might have captured the victor’s cup, And he learned too late when the night slipped down, How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out– The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far, So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit– It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.
– Author Unknown.
I truly hope that you all know or at least sense that I care about each of you. I am excited when good things happen for you and sad when you hurt. I’m hopeful for your future and seek to encourage you when you are down. Keep going; keep putting one foot in front of the other; encourage those around you. And, if I can ever be helpful to you, I trust that you will call upon me.
Have a fantabulous day!
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