Hang On, It’s Monday!

It’s this Wild and Crazy Guy’s Birthday today.
 I just love this picture from
July 4th Fireworks Celebration a few years back.

This week I am just trying
to SEE things 
in a different light!

A friend shared this poem with me years ago,
so I thought I would share it and wish you a wonderful week
wherever you are, whatever comes your way!

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 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 fellow 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.
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 came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out –
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
For my Deep thoughts of the week Go Here!

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. C. Beth
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 14:41:11

    Happy birthday to your guy! Cute pictures. 🙂



  2. Jennifer
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 15:27:25

    I guess I've seen that poem before – I knew the line that was coming before I got to it!? Anyhow, so true – we never know what's next. And God sees what we don't!Happy birthday to the hubby!



  3. Pam
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 17:40:55

    Dawn,What great pictures, esp. the first one of all three of you! Who took the pic — that smart dog of yours? 😉 Please tell the Birthday Boy, er, Man, that I said HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!I've seen that poem before, received it as a card actually when I was going through my chemo treatments. It so very beautiful and encouraging, I'm so glad you were moved to post it today. Thank you.As always, with these Miscellany Monday posts, I feel as if I am getting to know you better and better. Love, grace & peace from your Bloggy BFF,Pam



  4. a day in the life...
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 21:45:49

    what an encouragement! 🙂 happy monday!



  5. Summer
    Feb 21, 2012 @ 04:09:11

    happy bday to ur hubs..he is rockin' the glasses lol! that poem is awesome! someone sent it to me when I first started chemo and I have had such a bad day today that reading it again really helped! thanks so much for the inspiration! your bloggy blog is super cute!



  6. Laureen
    Feb 21, 2012 @ 14:58:44

    Great poem, just what I needed!



  7. carissa at lowercase letters
    Feb 21, 2012 @ 19:45:47

    happy birthday to your guy! FUNny pictures. : ) great poem… keep pressing onward to the prize!



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