• Blast from the Past! – Don’t Quit

    One of my dearest friends who passed way too soon introduced me to a poem that I keep on the cork board in my office. It’s one that she made sure her girls read from time to time. Such a wonderful work of art, full of lessons in keeping our individual trains on the track – moving forward. Love and miss you Amanda! May these words encourage you to stay the course.. you’re almost there!

    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 quit.

    Life is strange with its twists and turns,
    As every one of us sometimes learns,
    And many a fellow 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 fair and faltering man,
    Often the struggler has given up
    When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
    And he learned too late when night came 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 afar,
    So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit, —
    It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.

    — Author Unknown —