Don’t quit

Most days I listen to Hay House Radio (HHR) for an hour or two. It helps me. “The News” doesn’t.  From HHR I get what is right with the world and some actions I can try out so my life and the lives of those I care about can be even better. From “The News” I get what is wrong with the world and how life is only going to get worse. Rather grim, actually.

Monday’s on HHR I usually listen to Jake Steinfield’s “Take A Shot” show. I really like the “Don’t Quit” poem he is fond of quoting. Now, I like it too. Who knew about the poem? Certainly not me. So, I looked it up. I included it below for you all to read. As someone living with depression “Don’t Quit” really really resonates with because depression tells me to quit. That is it’s siren song.

The poem helps me. Who knows? It might help you.

Whatever you are going thru – don’t quit!

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 he might have won had he 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.

    – Author unknown

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