Edgar A. Guest – When Things Go Wrong
Success is Failure Turned Inside Out…
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low but 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 strange with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many failures turn about
When we might have won had we stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow…
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out…
And you can never 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.
(Edgar A. Guest, March 3, 1921)
Inspired by this poem…WOW! How timeless the struggles of life can be…
How are YOU making the most of this?
Are you reconnecting well?
Staying connected to the important needs and people at hand??
Do you believe you can DO HARD THINGS??!
Kathleen Bauer, Ed D