Dont 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 she might have won had she 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 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 worse
That you must not quit. (Edgar A Guest)

Thank you to all the EARTH ANGELS who have come into my life at This24!!!


8 thoughts on “Dont Quit!!!

  1. My soul rests with you, my Anamchara.

    I continue to be amazed at this comprehensive program for living life on life’s terms which is specially tailored for the ongoing treatment of alcoholism.
    I knew a little bit about alcoholism before I came into the program but I certainly didn’t know that the ism stood for I, self and me which on further understanding symbolized the self-centeredness and extreme selfishness of the personality I had become.
    I don’t like people like that.
    I didn’t like me as that!

    So speaking of the loophole free nature of our program, when it states “in all our affairs” it is certainly not referring to the inappropriate affairs I was frequently subject to.
    It certainly refers to life on life’s terms meaning as I understand it today dealing with life as it is presented to us.
    At times it certainly seems to hurt.
    Does the suffering bring us to more compassion?
    Do we as recovering alcoholics suffer from PTSD.
    Doesn’t our big book declare that our troubles we think are mostly of our own making.
    This certainly applies to those of adulthood and responsibility but certainly not to the victimization which may have occurred in childhood.
    Lots of us grew up in the inharmonious atmosphere of alcoholism in our homes.
    Lots of us were repeatedly victims of this terrible occurrence.
    Lots of us carry symptoms very similar to PTSD.

    All of us have access to a very effective treatment program which encompasses disorders of all kinds.

    Thoroughly know and understand The Big Book.

    Be sure to get a good sponsor.

    Attend many meetings with understanding and nonjudgmental friends.

    Always pray.

    I’m Harry, grateful 12th step-er.

  2. The wonderful love of a beautiful maid,
    The love of a staunch true man,
    And the love of a baby afraid.
    Have existed since life began.
    But the greatest love – the love of loves,
    Even greater than that of a mother,
    Is the tender, passionate, infinite love,
    Of one drunken bum for another.

  3. Or as my dearly departed father would say to me as I protested the charges of drunkenness in my youth and college years while still living at home:

    Not drunk is he who from the floor
    Can rise again and drink some more
    But drunk is he who prostrate lies
    And can neither drink nor rise

    He was quite the poet, he was.

  4. Top of the golden morning family,
    I’ve always respected folks that could face life’s hardships with confidence. What do “they” have that I don’t possess? Why am I always in a self-centered fear hole? Why can I never escape? Self provides all my quit in me. Today I have found the One who has all power. He alone will straighten out my crooked journey. Divine Mercy has all the power/love for my quitting times. He’s has been and will always be right behind my belly button.
    My pain/suffering may last a long time, but my Creator will be with me longer.
    Its a good day to give Him, all of me, the good, the bad, the quitter, and the ugly.

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