Tag Archives: Favorite Poem

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master; If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with triumph and disaster And treat those two imposters just the same…

If by Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If … Continue reading

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I use to have a Comfort Zone Where I knew I couldn’t fail The same four walls of busy work Were really more like jail.

COMFORT ZONE I use to have a Comfort Zone Where I knew I couldn’t fail The same four walls of busy work Were really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before, But … Continue reading

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Be Strong!

Be Strong! By Maltbie Davenport Babcock; 1858 – 1901 We are not here to play, to dream, to drift; We have hard work to do, and loads to lift; Shun not the struggle—face it; ’tis God’s gift. Be strong! Say … Continue reading

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“Don’t Quit” (one of my favorite poems of encouragement)

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 … Continue reading

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