[June 16th 2010] Chaplain's Thought for the Week

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[June 16th 2010] Chaplain's Thought for the Week

Post by TNaismith on Sat 19 Jun 2010, 9:32 pm

Hey fellow community members of TH! =) Along with the Davidicus Wong articles my mother shares with me, she also keeps track of a bunch of articles written by this guy as well. I find many of his articles to be greatly inspiring to read too. ^^ This one is a favorite of mine, because it touches on the motto of 'Never give up', something you may have heard me say many times. ^^ Sometimes, you just don't know how close you are to success -- the trick is to not give up, and to keep going. =)

Chaplain's Thought for the Week

Lately I've been hearing the recurring theme of "I can't take it anymore!" "I'll quit before doing such and such" someone said to me recently. So I had to smile at our recent Chaplaincy College meeting as we began the day listening to this famous anonymously written poem read to us. It's simply entitled "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 she might have won had she 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."

Hang in there this week!
Submitted by David Musser, Spiritual Care Practitioner

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