It Is Always Too Soon to Quit

30 Dec

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

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(Is this message for you?)

 

Let your dream be bigger than your fear.
Hold on to your vision and persevere.
The fuel for your journey is a spark.
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

 

Love always perseveres;
a force strong and true.
It motivates your best interests
and brings out the best in you.

 

Don’t despise the day of small things.
It is the small thing that forms the framework of our day.
Keep an attitude of gratitude
as the Lord leads you to do all things His way.

 

Father Jean Nicholas Grou wrote:
“Little things come daily, hourly, within our reach,
and they are no less calculated to set forward
our growth in holiness than are the greater occasions
which occur but rarely. Moreover, fidelity in trifles,
and an earnest seeking to please God in little matters
is a test of real devotion and love. Let your aim be to
please our dear Lord perfectly in little things.”

 

Love this poem by Edgar A. Guest

“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.
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.

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!”

5 Responses to “It Is Always Too Soon to Quit”

  1. Onisha Ellis December 30, 2016 at 10:03 am #

    I find both of you to be absolutely delightful and regardless of your it introvert leanings.

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    • LOUISE GIBSON December 30, 2016 at 10:43 am #

      You are an encourager. A wonderful trait, to be sure. Introvert or extrovert, there has to be a balance in nature, don’t you agree?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Onisha Ellis December 30, 2016 at 9:29 pm #

        I di agree. The world would be a noisy place if everyone were extroverts!

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  2. divoran09 December 30, 2016 at 8:00 am #

    Louise you are so smart and wise. You have a quick brain. Loved this post and I too am a fan of Edgar A. Guest. Remember, “Let Me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man?” I always loved that thought, though I am an introvert and not that much of a visitation type person.

    Love, DiVoran

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    • LOUISE GIBSON December 30, 2016 at 8:36 am #

      DIvoran, dear one, I, too, am an introvert. I would love to be more sociable, but that simply isn’t my gift….so, I write. At least that way I can express myself and, hopefully, make friends.
      Have a great day!

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