Thread of Hope

20140531_180500 Im not sure of who wrote this poem, but it was sent to a friend of mine who’s husband has cancer. Its a beautiful poem and I hope that it touches those hanging on to a Thread of Hope.

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When 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 if he’d stuck it out.
Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow –
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

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 afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.


Desperate for Spring!

I don’t know about anyone else, but I have had enough of this cold, rainy, winter! Ive never really been a winter person, in fact I think I may have SAD “seasonal affective disorder”! So, today as Im grocery shopping the colors of spring were drawing me in at the floral department, and Oh Boy, I was in heaven…spring heaven! I think I must have touched and smelled every flower in that store. Needless to say, I grabbed up a bouquet of pink tulips and headed for the checkout. As I bundle up, and try to keep my groceries dry I couldn’t help but smile, becauseImage, I knew spring was in my basket heading home with me! Ladies, do yourself a favor…skip the nail salon once in a while and treat yourself to some flowers! Not only do they look pretty, but you will find yourself smiling more often knowing that a little bit of spring has already entered your heart and home!