Whatever you do, do not be The Quitter!🙌🙌🙌
I am a huge fan of Richard Branson, the billionaire, philanthropist and among a number of many other things, the man who created Virgin Air.
The other day he put up a post about someone he knew who was going through a trying time and the man told Richard of this poem. Life hacks for easy living! (7/23/19)*
After reading it, Richard said this was now his favorite poem and after reading it, it has become mine.
And I would like to share it with you all.
When you’re lost in the Wild, and you’re scared as a child,
And Death looks you bang in the eye,
And you’re sore as a boil, it’s according to Hoyle
To cock your revolver and . . . die.
But the Code of a Man says: “Fight all you can,”
And self-dissolution is barred.
In hunger and woe, oh, it’s easy to blow . . .
It’s the hell-served-for-breakfast that’s hard.
“You’re sick of the game!” Well, now, that’s a shame.
You’re young and you’re brave and you’re bright.
“You’ve had a raw deal!” I know — but don’t squeal,
Buck up, do your damnedest, and fight.
It’s the plugging away that will win you the day,
So don’t be a piker, old pard!
Just draw on your grit; it’s so easy to quit:
It’s the keeping-your-chin-up that’s hard.
It’s easy to cry that you’re beaten — and die;
It’s easy to crawfish and crawl;
But to fight and to fight when hope’s out of sight —
Why, that’s the best game of them all!
And though you come out of each grueling bout,
All broken and beaten and scarred,
Just have one more try — it’s dead easy to die,
It’s the keeping-on-living that’s hard.
– Robert William Service
That’s the thing about life, unfortunately, you sometimes you have to fight for what’s yours!
Even when you would rather quit, because you’re tired, exhausted and feel defeated.
And so, we fight the good fight. Until WE WIN🦾🦾🦾
Patricia <3 always
NineFrogs ~ Be so good they can’t ignore you!