Monday, July 29, 2013

Don’t Quit

You know, life is hard sometimes.
No, really.  Sometimes life is tough! 
Storms come and go, but occasionally it seems like the storm is lingering. Like a cloud is following you around, taunting you.  You know what I mean?
I was reminded of this poem (by one of my favorite football players no less) and it just reenergized me and was a great source of encouragement. 
If you’re lingering in a storm right now, don’t worry, this too shall pass (2 Corinthians 4:17-18; Ecclesiastes 3; Psalms 40)
Be patient and persevere; there is joy in the mundane.  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 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 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 came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
-Unknown Author

So hello Monday! 
We’re ready to tackle this week!
xoxo Darby


Anonymous said...

This was just what the doctor ordered for a Monday. Thanks Dr. Hawley! - Kelly

Jennifer Leible said...

Very nice! Isn't it funny how when bad things happen you think they'll never get better, yet they always do!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this nice encouraging post. :)

Susan Fleming said...

Very approate for a Monday....words to remember....

Meg Cady said...


Mary-andering Creatively said...

Wonderful sentiment. I will not quit. Thank you for the inspiration tonight.

Michelle @ The Vintage Apple said...

I needed to hear this today!!!! Even though it's Tuesday!!!! Miss your face! Lets get together soon!

Rachelle @ Inner Loop Adventures said...

What a great post! I wish I would have read this yesterday - I could have used it :) it's still a great reminder today though!

Eliza said...

You're such a positive person. I love that about you. Much love ;)

Amy @ A Glimpse of the Gouglers said...

Oh I love this so much! It really speaks to me right now! Thanks for posting it :)

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