Saturday, 24 January 2009

Message For Everyone Having A Tough Time

I rescued this picture from up the loft today. I had thought about it lots since reading so many of your blogs where times are hard - with illness, finances, redundancies etc.

My Nan bought me this when we first got married and it hung in my kitchen for 13 years until we moved - it is so faded and steam damaged but I couldn't bring myself to throw it away.

My Nan died 8 years ago and I still miss her every day as she was a "rock" - I think that generation who had bought kids up during the war whilst husbands were missing all tend to be the same.

Anyway - back to the reason for posting it - its called Don't Quit and because its so faded I'll repeat it here.

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are ow, 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 queer with its twists and turns
As everyone 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 know how close you are
It may be near, though it seems so far

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worse, that you must not quit.

I hope you like it, feel free to use it - it doesn't give any copyright or an author - I've always planned to turn it into an embroidery or sampler of some sort.

Hope it helps get you all through.



Simone said...

What a wonderful uplifting poem! It is little messages like this that help us get through life. Thank you for sharing.

Thecraftytrundler said...

That's a lovely picture, and the words are very true. I believe that there is always sunshine around the corner. Black clouds are never there permanently. Like the blog, & will add you to my favourites!


Sharon xx

Kitty said...

That's lovely. Thanks for posting it - I certainly needed it. So far, I don't think much of 2009! x

Shabby Chick said...

That's great, I've never heard that before. Certainly a good time for me to read it!

Mel xxx

gingerwine said...

What a heartfelt poem xx
Sam xx

The sewing room said...

How lovely of you to share this with us ,l think l will make acopy for each of my grown up children,we all need something to feel positive about thanks again.
Best wishes Pat

lou said...

What lovely words, and so true!
My Nan died 12 years ago; I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t think about her, so I know what you mean.
A lovely post…enjoy your Sunday…love Lou xxx

Cowboys and Custard said...

Hello Sara
These are wise words indeed.
This year has started with a whimper again and put up new hurdles to cross but as my dear father used to say.."never give up".
As Sharon has said.. there is always something good around the corner is just believing!
Michele xx

Hollypop's said...

What a lovely poem. Good words to remember.
Enjoy your day.

thriftymrs said...

Wondeful poem and a great reminder.

Tatty Mum said...

What a wonderful poem and what a very special wedding gift from a very special person.
Thank you for sharing it especially when times are so hard for some.

Joanne xx

Miss sew n sew said...

Thankyou for sharing it those words are so true I'm going to note that down it helps to read things like that when things are not going your way.

i cant sew said...

my grand mother passed away 12 years ago and i still miss her everyday too... there is a little willy wag tail bird who seems to have made a home in our garden, yes that was her favourite bird so i guess she is still with me! thanks for the poem.
%*_*% rosey

Kim McBirnie said...

That is lovely, you should do something crafty with it - what a lovely nan you must have had.

Happy @/*-*\@ said...

Hello Sara - that is so special - thankyou for sharing it hun, what a lovely gift from your nana...xx

With regard to "education otherwise" if you know what you are doing with the education then really its not much use...they do offer help and advice though, and give you websites to use...the other advantage is you can get a card to carry with you...when you are out and about in the day when the kids should be at know just in case the police want to know why they aren't - that is a handy card to carry around...I guess theres no harm in joining you have nothing to loose!

Hope you are well Chick and the kids are well - Love Happy x

Miss sew n sew said...

Oh yes it was you! Went to BHS and today and guess what they didn't have them reduced still at full price oh bother! I was so tempted to buy them full price as there so lovely but I resisted the urge going to see if I can see any bargain ones on ebay first!

Hollypop's said...

Yep, I usually go to the local library and look through the latest copy of Marie Claire Ideas and either take notes or if it's got lots of good stuff in go and buy it.
But I was chuffed yesterday because Country Living cost me €4,95 and that's about the same as the french mags.

Ragged Roses said...

Thanks for sharing this with us

MaryPoppins said...

Beautiful :)

Thanks for sharing with us

I love the sound of your dining room, and the lovely hidey thing for your computer sounds like something I could do with :)


Wild Rose said...

I have always thought that this is such an inspirational poem. I haven't heard it for a long time, so thank you for sharing it.

Marie x

Country Cottage Chic said...

That's a great sentiment!

So - did you get the tins? I HAVE to know!!!

Gingham and Flowers said...

Oh this is fantastic! Just what we all need at the moment. Thanks for sharing.

Lace hearts said...

I'm so glad you posted that - what lovely words, and what a beautiful sentiment. It would make a wonderful embroidery. Thank you. x