Wednesday, November 6, 2013

When All Else Fails, Don't Quit...Never Never

Several years ago I had a chance to tour a beautiful old home on our street that is being restored.  It has taken them all this time and they are still unfinished.
I relate to that!
Some of our projects are unfinished also.
I think about how beautiful their home will be when they are done.
A job like this is not for the faint of heart.
 
You've probably read or heard this poem before.
I've posted it to my blog in years past.
It is sad to me that the author is unknown.
 
Don’t Quit
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
 
 
Have a wonderful day dear friends.  Life is full of baby steps and sometimes you take two or three forward and then fall right down.  But get right back up. 
 
ALWAYS get up.

3 comments:

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Agreed ..NOT allowed to quit. I have decided I have no quit in me. SOMETIMES that is a curse LOL

Co Mich said...

Thank you dear friend!

Donnie Pirtle said...

Beautifully stated. We must never give up! Have a wonderful day.