An Encouraging Word

Lately, I‘ve been inspired to tweet out some encouraging words to those on Twitter. As we wake up to daily mishaps such as school and public shootings, horrific natural disasters and mayhem of all types, I believe we all need to have something to cling to, to steady us.

We need to feel as though there is hope.  And sometimes, we need to feel that there is hope for us in our personal lives. So, I have been tweeting out inspirational lines on a daily basis as they come to me.  Sometimes, I borrow lines from poems that have sustained me over the years.

In the midst of the madness, it is easier to point the finger at others and blame rather than take responsibility for our own situations.  So today, I will restate a few favorite lines from Kipling’s poem, If.

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you……..”

“Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;”

“And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

“Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!’

In my case, the last line will read, “And—which is more— you’ll be a Woman, my daughter!”




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