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Aim High

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

We all have up days and down days. Some days we eat good foods in sensible amounts. Other days we fill up on junk. Some days we have fun exercising. Other days we sit on our butts and do nothing. This doesn't mean we are doomed to failure. If today goes badly, try again tomorrow. Don't give up if you are not perfect. Aim high and see what happens.

The following poem is so hopeful. I love it.


Sometimes things donít go, after all,
from bad to worse. Some years, muscadel
faces down frost; green thrives; the crops donít fail,
sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.

A people sometimes will step back from war;
elect an honest man; decide they care
enough, that they canít leave a stranger poor.
Some men become what they were born for.

Sometimes our best efforts do not go
amiss; sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow
that seemed hard frozen: may it happen for you.

by Sheenagh Pugh

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHARON10002 2/6/2013 9:18PM

    Nice poem. emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 1/24/2013 5:39PM

    Aiming high in 2013~

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CELIAMINER 1/24/2013 3:08PM

    Glad I spent my short break time reading your blog!

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CATLADY52 1/24/2013 9:29AM


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PATRICIA4472 1/24/2013 8:38AM

    Thanks for this hopeful word this morning.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/24/2013 7:49AM


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SHOSHANADP 1/24/2013 7:11AM

    I'm trying to remember the line from "Anne of Green Gable" (the tv movie): Tomorrow is fresh, with no mistakes in it. We always have the chance to start fresh tomorrow, and make the right decisions.

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CANDOK1260 1/24/2013 6:45AM

    Congrat on a great poem

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PINKNFITCARLA 1/23/2013 11:41PM

    That's awesome!

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LADY_MARIANA 1/23/2013 9:41PM

    What a great poem! Thank you so much for posting it. emoticon

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COACHPENNY 1/23/2013 9:38PM


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TIME2BLOOM4ME 1/23/2013 9:35PM


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CARRAND 1/23/2013 6:46PM

    The poet wrote it for a male friend of hers who was struggling with addiction. But I always think that women are just as relevant to this poem.

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SARAWMS48 1/23/2013 6:35PM

    Great poem and just what I needed today. Thanks!

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WATERMELLEN 1/23/2013 6:01PM

    Love the poem too! All about resilience, persistence. (Just always wanna change those male references to "and women also " . . . since we excel at these qualities!).

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