Friday, May 14, 2010

A little inspiration...

ladybug, sunflower

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

- Author unknown

Photo is "Hold on to Your Dreams", and prints are available here.


MikeyBoy50 said...

This a gorgeous picture
for a regular human being :-)
Great shot

Erica Lea said...

Thanks! I think Blogger didn't like me adding html to the title line, so hoping I fixed it to show properly as a thumbnail vs. my profile. Maybe it doesn't like my fancy font choice, either, but I do, lol! Always enjoy your photos, too:-)

Natasha said...

Erica!!! This is a sensational, gorgeous inspiring photo! I'm in awe of what you captured and this piece os writing fits perfectly...beautiful work!

S and O said...

great post very inspiring and I love that picture :) lady bugs have always meant good luck to me :)


Marchi Wierson said...

when did the ladybug lose her spots? great post!!

Tess Carter said...

that picture... is SO adorable! So glad you posted your blog link in the forum! :)

Erica Lea said...

Thanks so much, everyone. Lol, Marchi! Someone on Flickr said they thought she was a Cycloneda sanguinea species, which is the "spotless ladybird beetle". Who knew? And, yes, Olivia, I agree about the good luck part:-)

Snowcatcher said...

That photo is so incredible! The poem is wonderful, but man, that photo really grabbed my eyes!