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An Encouraging Word

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 failure turns about,
When he might have won had he ...
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 failure 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 slipped 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 so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

- Author unknown

I learned this poem 20 years ago when I was in 8th grade, and every word still rings true.
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Member Since: 5/5/2008

SparkPoints: 93,760

Fitness Minutes: 35,926

My Goals:
To eat a more plant based diet.

Walk a 5K again!! (Even if I must rest between sections)

Stronger Spiritual life

Stop doubting myself

Understanding that I dont have to be ultrauberfitnessperson in order to reach my goals. I can do that quietly - determination also whispers :-)

Kindle Book by 12/13 (COMPLETED! It's for sale on Amazon)

Print version of my e-book by 12/14

Move out of the way. Let God do His job



My Program:
Almost vegetarian but not quite - Im flexitarian!

Physical therapy exercises 2 days a week.

Tai Chi 1 day a week

I would love to have my bike back, but it triggers my spasticity, so Ill need to find another activity.

Pray. Study. Continue Developing a personal relationship with God.

Believe that I am worth the healthy changes in my life.

Not focusing on the scale and achievement as much as on the journey and how Im physically and mentally feeling.




Personal Information:
I am the sparker formerly known as RELUCTANTWRITER.

I have 2 auto immune illnesses and a great big helping of fear.
It's a good thing I have even bigger helpings of faith, grace, courage and hope!

I take an injection every other day to help slow the progression of my MS. Never thought I could do it, but God's grace has allowed me to for the past 7 years now.

I love tea! Love, love, love tea!

Other Information:
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow."
Mary Anne Radmacher

Inspired to always do my best - "When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another." Helen Keller

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JPAGGEO
7/7/2014 2:18:38 PM

Love, love the poem. You are a true motivator. emoticon



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7/7/2014 1:20:58 PM

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7/7/2014 12:03:20 PM

emoticon emoticon for being today's motivating Sparker! You deserve, my friend!



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Congratulations on being Motivator of the Day! Keep on doing such a amazing job motivating, supporting and encouraging others here. Good luck and I wish you all the best on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
*~ Paula *~
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