Every day that we are blessed enough to open our eyes and face another day of life, we’re given an amazing gift of opportunity. The opportunity is this, you can look at challenges that come your way on any given day and you can make a choice. Will this challenge make me or break me?
Asking that question right now as I write reminds me of a poster I saw when I was a kid. I can remember standing in front of that poster, reading the words and feeling like I want to remember this. I read it over and over in an attempt to memorize it. I can never remember all the words, but what I do remember is the feeling it provided deep in my heart. I’m always able to remember the opening line and that has always been enough for me, but for the sake of sharing it with you I utilized my trusty friend, Google, to fill in the gaps. I’ve shortened it and revamped it just a bit, but it goes something like this:
“When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re traveling seems all uphill, When funds are low and debts are high, When you want to smile but can only cry, When life is pressing down a bit, rest if you must but don’t you ever quit. Because just beyond your fears and doubt, You’ll find success disguised as failure turned inside out.”
The line that always comes to mind for me is, When the road you’re traveling seems all uphill,…
And the feeling I remember is, Don’t you ever quit!!!