In recent weeks I have heard from several of my friends who are having an extremely tough time currently. For many of us the uncertainty of our health will never be gone. We will always enjoy the times when things are uncomplicated, but aware that we may not be far from difficulties.
There have been times during my own experiences when I never thought I would see the next day, but my wife and I managed to take a few days in the country to try and take our minds off things. Whilst walking one day we came across a deserted church where there were cards with some great pieces of writing, and for a small donation you could take one. My eyes focussed on one in particular, and I was totally captivated by it. It accompanied me into my isolation unit and through my transplant. Even today it motivates me during the really tough times and it seems to have become my mantra! It feels appropriate for many of the challenges we face today, not just health.
I would like to hope that this piece might inspire you as much as it has me, and please feel free to share it with others who may also benefit, thanks, Chris
“When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you are 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 it’s 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 cloud 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 your hardest hit,
It’s when things seem worse that you must not quit!”