Sunday, September 13, 2009

Don't Quit

My in-laws are here right now, so I'm going to be quick.

I came across this quote in a great book I've been reading. It's called I Am a Mother, by Jane Clayson Johnson. I've recommended it to a couple of you already and I extend that recommendation to all of you. It's a great book, reinforcing the influence and importance of women. And also combating the myths of "the Super Mom".

So, here it is:

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
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...
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

My take on this is that sometimes life is just plain hard. There is no way to "positively think" your way out of it. It's just yucky. But you keep going. And working and trying. Even though it's hard. And then things get better--because you don't quit.What do you think?Enjoy your week!


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Meg said...

Cheryl, thanks for sharing this. And thank you so much for the recommendation. I'm already halfway through and I just started it today! It's so good. Love you!

Christy said...

Totally agree. When I ran my marathon earlier this year, at about Mile 22 I really wanted to quit. It was everything I could do to keep putting one foot in front of the other. I even had to keep telling myself I could do it. Now that I actually finished that marathon, sometimes I keep having to tell myself that it's Mile 22 again. And once again, I can get through it only if I don't quit.