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Thankful Thursday ~ 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 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.

 ~ Unknown

Happy Thankful Thursday to YOU!

Thank you all for reading my blogs and for commenting on them as well!

I thought I’d make a card for you with one of my favorite poems.  There’s something about the easy, sing-song rhyme of the above that I enjoy.   I carry a little card with this poem on it…let me know if you want one.  If you need a helping hand, I’m here for you!

Stand still when you have to,

take baby steps forward when you need to…

but please,

Don’t Quit!


Thankful Thursday ~ Courage is the Absence of Fear!

Courage is the Absence of Fear

And the support of loved ones…I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you!

I think that courage being the absence of fear is interesting and something I’d like to be able to tell you that I possess, but alas, this one evades me still.  Honestly, I can feel twinges of courage ~ at times stronger than others, but I still continue in my quest of courage 24/7.   How about you?  Are you a courageous, fearless being or do you still harbor bits of fear inside?  I continue to try to condition my mind to allow God, the Divine, Universe (whatever name you have) to take control and to relax in the knowing that I am not as much in control as I think I am.  That peace comes sometimes, and when I stop actively trying to control every situation, I find there is a glow about it and I am open to learning something new and being inspired to blossom in my day.

So I wish you all courage, peace and absence of fear today and everyday. 

I want to thank all of my family, friends and loved ones…

and the many strangers who helped me…

and those who became friends…

for all of the prayers,

for your understanding, love and support.

I am so very blessed and so are you!


Thankful Thursday ~ Thank YOU very much!

Thank you very much. For always being there for me,

and being a friend when I need one.

People like you make the world a better place.

~This post goes to all of you ~

Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your busy days to read my blog, to allow me to pass along my little snippets of what I hope is inspirational to you.

I am honored that you choose to spend a few of your precious life moments with me and I thank you.

Thank you for sharing my blog with others.

Thank you for taking a few moments to contact me to tell me that you like it.

Thank you for telling me how you feel and sharing your stories.

Thank you for LIKING my posts.

Thank you for COMMENTING.

Thank you for TWEETING.

Thank YOU for BEING YOU.


Who do YOU Need to Thank Today?

Tell them…www.sendoutcards.com/126830 ~ it’s my treat to you!

The feeling of gratitude is priceless, remember?

Thankful Thursday ~ Be Thankful!

Be Thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. -Oprah Winfrey

I just love this card from SendOutCards!  In case you’d like to send it as well, just log onto my website http://www.sendoutcards.com/126830  and enjoy a free card on me!

I’m finding that sending heartfelt cards every day is like eating potato chips…it’s so easy to do and so much fun!  You start with one person ~ I need a birthday card for my neighbor and before you know it, you’re sending a ‘just because’ card to a friend and then a Welcome To Your New Home to your sister…and my analogy continues with being thankful for what you have…once you get started consciously thinking about and BE-ing THANKFUL for what you have…you DO end up having more!

FYI:  My bigger hips are here to prove it…I just love those potato chips!  LOL

Honestly though, here’s a challenge for you ~ try to take 5 minutes a day to think of and write down all that you have to be thankful for in your life…it’s so easy!

Let me get you started:

You got up this morning!  Woo hoo!

You can read…my blog! 🙂

Family, Friends, Loved Ones!

Food (mmm good…potato chips!)

Your Hair ~ yes, I’ve been bald, so I never have a bad hair day anymore!
(Ok, I do, but it doesn’t bother me!)

You have TODAY which is a PRESENT!  Enjoy it!

You can be thankful for little things and big things and all things inbetween!

If you feel like sharing, please comment below!


I am thankful for you!


Thankful Thursday!

In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give

…and that it is only with GRATITUDE that life becomes rich. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Thank you for all you do!  (inside)

And so, with this entry, I want to say

~ Thank you ~ Muchas Gracias ~ Merci ~ Obrigado ~ Arigatou ~

to all of my readers as I know you lead very busy lives.  I hope that I make your days a little brighter, a little lighter and uplifting…as writing this blog brings me much joy and inspiration.

If there is anything you’d like to read, please send me a note ~ please feel free to comment, subscribe and join me on this Journey of Endurance!

And as a gift  just for you, from me, I would like to give you the chance to make a free card so that you can enjoy sending a card to someone special in your life and tell them what they mean to you, thank them for all they do and show them some appreciation!  You will make them so happy to get an unexpected, heartfelt,  personalized greeting card in the mail among their bills and junk mail!  The experience will be priceless for you both ~ I promise!

Just leave me a comment so that I can contact you ~ almost all of the images on my blogs are cards!

Happy Thankful Thursday!