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An Encouraging Word

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 failure turns about,
When he might have won had he ...
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 failure 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 slipped 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 so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

- Author unknown

I learned this poem 20 years ago when I was in 8th grade, and every word still rings true.
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Member Since: 5/5/2008

SparkPoints: 96,061

Fitness Minutes: 36,708

My Goals:
To eat a more plant based diet.

Walk a 5K again!! (Even if I must rest between sections)

Stronger Spiritual life

Stop doubting myself

Understanding that I dont have to be ultrauberfitnessperson in order to reach my goals. I can do that quietly - determination also whispers :-)

Kindle Book by 12/13 (COMPLETED! It's for sale on Amazon)

Print version of my e-book by 12/14

Move out of the way. Let God do His job



My Program:
Almost vegetarian but not quite - Im flexitarian!

Physical therapy exercises 2 days a week.

Tai Chi 1 day a week

I would love to have my bike back, but it triggers my spasticity, so Ill need to find another activity.

Pray. Study. Continue Developing a personal relationship with God.

Believe that I am worth the healthy changes in my life.

Not focusing on the scale and achievement as much as on the journey and how Im physically and mentally feeling.




Personal Information:
I am the sparker formerly known as RELUCTANTWRITER.

I have 2 auto immune illnesses and a great big helping of fear.
It's a good thing I have even bigger helpings of faith, grace, courage and hope!

I take an injection every other day to help slow the progression of my MS. Never thought I could do it, but God's grace has allowed me to for the past 7 years now.

I love tea! Love, love, love tea!

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"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow."
Mary Anne Radmacher

Inspired to always do my best - "When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another." Helen Keller

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ARMYWIFEKASS93
3/10/2014 7:33:55 AM

Thank you for your comment on my wedding picture!



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OVERACTIVEELBOW
3/7/2014 4:17:17 PM

I'm BACK !! Just read your note.. So happy to hear from you. Glad you had one good news Doc... Wish the other had concurred. Glad you are able to keep yourself calm.. I try not to worry about the things I cannot control, and There is no point in wasting energy worrying if you do have control 'cuz you should use that energy to make the changes than you can. As to your question ... MRI ? No I have never had one... unless that machine they put me in as part of the stress test after they put some radio active stuff into me... They had me lay down on the narrow bench, I was told don't move at all. Then I think the bench moved into this machine that surrounded me.. and seemed to keep circling me. But that was a long time ago.. back in 1998. Well, that was more than you wanted to know. Alas when my mouth gets in gear and starts running it is sometimes rather difficult to get under control and to shut me up.
I will hope and PRAY that your MRI is scheduled soon and that it is just chock full of good news! Thanks for stopping by my place. Take care. Hugs, Audra



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OVERACTIVEELBOW
3/5/2014 6:46:05 PM

Sorry, I am remiss in getting back to you. Let's see today is Wednesday, Monday was sort of a normal day. Tuesday I did volunteer work for a local 'Blood Donor' day. Usually I just have to be there for 2nd shift which starts at 2:30 PM and goes until the last donor has gone home. The door closes at 5 PM sharp, no more donors are registered after than time. It was 7 PM by the time I got out and it is a 15-20 minute drive home. BUT,,, you did guess there was a "BUT" coming... I was asked to work a double shift. That meant that I had to be there by 11:30 AM. It made for a long day. No lunch but I drank lots of fluids (99% water that I brought from home). I prefer my well water to most others including bottled waters. I think I am getting back into my normal groove.

I hope things are going well for/with you. I keep running out of time. My days are just too short. Well, maybe I am just not managing my time very well... ya think?
Take care, Be safe and COMFY (not too hot, not too cold),
Hugs, Audra



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3/4/2014 7:07:50 AM

Oh and love your page logo. I know someone who was just diagnosed very early stage.



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3/4/2014 6:40:09 AM

Good Morning to you!! Let's give it a 100% today! emoticon



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