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A 40 something dad of five and a half wonderful kids with amazingly different traits and temperament from whom he wants a break from at times, yet wish they never grow older.....and be with him always.....(howzat possible?)and now wishing that he can be a stay at home dad......

23 May, 2007

When things go wrong......

Life's like a wheel...Sometimes it's up sometimes it's down and sometimes it's down and grazed by gravels...

A friend of mine gave me this a few years back. I revisit it everytime when I'm down and it lifts my spirit immediately. But always remember...do count your blessings each time when you are faced with challenges....Then you will have a better perpective of the challenge.

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 of the clouds of doubt
And you never can tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems afar
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit


Fairuza Umar said...

truly inspiring and a definite booster.


Xis said...

this means something to me. It is such an inspirational one.. :)


I have this poetry in frame actually. To make long story short, it was given to me by my hubby...evn b4 we were engaged that is...banyak penghalang masa tu, never thought we're going to make it together. But that 'you mustn't quit' helped me stay strong. *still have it in our memory box*

Dad of Four said...

Fairuza - Thanks for dropping by.
Don't mention it!

Xis - I'm glad that this entry have such an impact on you!

Minah C - Wah....I have it it front of me everyday pasted on my notice board. It's true...if you persevere, anything is possible. Pray that your marriage gets stronger each day! : )

halwafy said...

A good one.

Yeah, my friends and I used to talk about this..you know, about success being just 'around the corner' and if you stop now...

Must copy this somewhere..:)

Intan said...

this is so true.

other versions would be- when the going gets tough, the tough gets going or, better still, don't worry, be happy!

D said...

oooh.. so need this now!

on my mind certainly constantly

on my mind certainly constantly