Thursday, December 26, 2013

Don't Quit!

While I was at the Mall with family this morning, I came across a stamp that said "I have thought about giving up chocolate, but I am not a quitter".  This cute statement gave me a giggle but it also made me think.

I recalled a poem I heard first in high school during a TOEC/OEA meeting. The Poem is "Don't Quit".

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

Just a heartfelt wish that each of you choose to never give up and keep trying to reach your goals, heal yourself or ask for help when you need it.  None of us on this journey alone, all of us have people that care about us. Please open your eyes and see your fans and family all around you.