In the height of the 80’s recession, I lost everything, lost my self-confidence, self-esteem, money, and was suicidal. My family and friends rallied together to help me saved my sanity. I was given a verse by my mother that inspired me to fight back. I carry it with me all the time now. Don’t Quit.
If you are feeling down or something is bothering you, or you have failed at achieving an objective or goal. This verse has had a profound lesson for me.
Hold those thoughts in your mind and stay positive even when you are in despair.
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road your trudging seems all uphill.
When funds are low, and 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 you might have won had you stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
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 the hardest hit,
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
Living in our challenging times staying positive is important. No matter how terrible things get, a person who learns from mistakes and learns to stay positive will always succeed.
So remember it’s those that don’t give up and keep trying, will win.