Don't Quit

I've always been a 'glass 1/2 full' kinda of gal.  I thought about the poem listed below the other day (thinking about fellow Warrior Tina who lost her battle - she was a fighter til the end). 

We're always going to be hit with the not so good, but it's how we handle it and what we do with the experiences that makes us who we are. 

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 --

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  1. This makes me so sad. Tina was so encouraging on your blog in her comments:(

  2. Thanks for posting this. So sorry for your losses. Also sorry to miss you last weekend.

    Glad for the good news about your scans today (8/5).

    (I'm crying all over your blog today.)