Image of a rock climer on a cliff

Rest, but Don’t Quit

Time flies and we are approaching the end of year.  As we reflect upon the past year, take a moment to celebrate our success and learn from our lessons. 

Whether you take your inspiration from a poem or from a comic, always remember the good old saying

The storm will pass, so do take time to rest during this holiday season, but don’t quit!

“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going”. 





Image of a rock climer on a cliff

Don’t Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road your treading seems all up hill,
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 it’s twist and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a failure comes 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.

Success is failure turned inside out –
The silver tint of clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell just how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight with the hardest hit –
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

For all the sad words of tongue or pen
The saddest are these: “It might have been!”

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)

Comic showing the brain telling the heart that it is not done, it is merely resting.

Posted in Monthly Musings.

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