Sunday, November 04, 2007

Don't Quit

Today DH and I decided to sort out the Tickle Trunk. That's right, Mr. Dressup wasn't the only person to have one ;o) DH brought it into the marriage and now it contains all our memories from childhood to present day. As we were going through the items, DH handed me a poem that Grandma had given him years ago -

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,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

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 go wrong that you mustn't quit
~ Author Unknown

It really struck a chord in me and I plan on keeping it with me as a reminder that even though things may be bad at the moment, they will eventually get better. Plus, I'll always have a part of Grandma with me! She could find the best in anyone or anything :o)


Karen said...

thats a great poem Cathey

Vicki said...

Just passing through from a friends blog :-) The poem is lovely... well worth remembering :-)

Anonymous said...

Read your blog this morning (Monday as your Mother had it open)and the poem is very appropriate for your situation. Always keep it in mind and remember we are always here for you and Paul. Go to the stitch retreat, it will help take away your troubles, you deserve it. Love, Mom & Dad

Anonymous said...

Great poem. Definitely one to remember. Tickle Trunk lol I've never heard that before

Laural said...

That poem is great!

Alberta ('Berta) said...

I loved your DH's grandma's poem so much, I wrote it down in my little book of inspirations! It'll be a favorite before too long!

Lori-Ann said...

My goodness, the things we have in common, lol. My "Tickle Trunk" is currently FULL of Crochet Cotton... just another of my many hobbies ;)

Glad you found a helpful ray of sunshine in your trunk... better than junk in your trunk! bahahaha Yup...I need to exercise more ;)