Monday, January 3, 2011



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 an 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 struggler has given up

And he learned too late when the 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,

It may be near when it seems afar;

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit

It's when things seem worst the you must not quit.

(Author Unknown)


Marfi-topia said...

thank you LV.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Thank-you for the reminder to keep going.
I hope your days are filled with sunshine and peace.

Regina said...

Happy New Year LV.
Great post.

Terry said...

Howdy LV
Thank you so very much !!!!!!!!!!
Oh my I needed this today .
I can face work again tomorrow .
Blessings to you sweet blogging friend ,may the rest of the week be one of many wonderful miracles just for you :)
Hugs from me to you
Until next time
Happy Trails

anne said...

Since college I always utter this poem when everything seems down, this helps me in some way. I really love this poem so much

George said...

This is great advice. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Wonderful advice, LV.... We all need to 'keep on keeping on'.....

farmlady said...

Sometimes we have to hear this and be reminded of the truth in it.
Thank you for posting such a good poem.

Sunny said...

Great advice!
Happy New Year!
☼ Sunny

Lynn said...

Nice reminder:@)

Tracy said...

My grandmother had this poem on a card and when I sat beside her in church I would always root through her pocketbook during the sermon and would read this poem. I have it memorized and recite it as needed. Thank you for the reminder and NO, I'm not a quitter; happy to say :)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

This sounds like something Edgar Guest might have written. He was my nana's favorite poet. It does seem very appropriate in these trying financial times.

Dianie said...

A very inspirational Post!

We all need to be reminded to focus on our hopes and dreams, and never to quit.

Thank you for the inspiration and putting a smile on my day!


bj said...

I love this gentle reminder, LV. Thanks so much for posting it.
xo bj

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A great reminder grandmother was good at quoting inspirational verses and it is surprisingto me how many of them come back to me at appropriate times all these decades later!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful reminder! I hope you had a fantastic start to your new year.

Ann said...

Thanks for an inspiring poem to start my day.
Have a super week!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Great advice for the new year! We have to keep on keeping on!

Kelly Mac said...

What would we do without you? Thank you for the encouragement. 2010 was a hard year of loss and sickness. It seems hard to pick up and try again. I'm thankful for your sweet reminder.

Mary Bergfeld said...

Thank you for this! There is advice here for all of us to head. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Lavender and Linen said...

This is wonderful. I need to print and post this one.♥♥

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Totally loving this, LV!!