Blog Hop ~ Encouragement

"Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived,
stop thinking and go in."
~Napoleon Bonaparte
French General (1769 – 1821)

The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Oftentimes, we find ourselves on a crossroad, torn between making the decision of whether to take the "easy path" in life, where we coast along without too many "roadblocks" falling in our way. On the other hand, this easy path can also lead to mediocrity in life. But by journeying down the path that many people would not choose to go, we receive much greater rewards...

See It Through
by Edgar A. Guest

When you're up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
Plant your feet and take a brace.
When it's vain to try to dodge it,
Do the best that you can do;
You may fail, but you may conquer,
See it through!

Black may be the clouds about you
And your future may seem grim,
But don't let your nerve desert you;
Keep yourself in fighting trim.
If the worse is bound to happen,
Spite of all that you can do,
Running from it will not save you,
See it through!

Even hope may seem but futile,
When with troubles you're beset,
But remember you are facing
Just what other men have met.
You may fail, but fall still fighting;
Don't give up, whate'er you do;
Eyes front, head high to the finish.
See it through!

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6 pinky-swear friends shared a thought or two...:

Mommyto3andahusky said...

love it! :) Cool blog!

Myztic@FunWithMama said...

i love your post... very encouraging!!

confused homemaker said...

Thanks for sharing, great poems & the cartoons made me smile today.

Happy hopping:)

Blessed2Serve said...

Loved the Guest poem!

Elle said...

Loved the cartoon! Nice quotes also. Stopping by on the blog hop.

the brown couch said...

Hey, hoppin' by to encourage you today! I've got a button for you at my blog