Beauty is not so much what you see, but what you dream.
~Old Proverb~

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Perseverance

"Sometimes the road stretches straight out before me to the skyline, and there is no bend in sight..."
~ From Anne of Avonlea
Written by LM Montgomery




Persevere





One step and then another,


and the longest walk is ended;


One stitch and then another,


and the largest rent is mended;





One brick upon another,


and the highest wall is made;


One flake upon another,


And the deepest snow is laid.





So the little coral workers,


By the slow and constant motion,


Have built those pretty islands


In the distant dark blue ocean.





And the noblest undertakings


Man's wisdom has conceived,


By the oft-repeated effort,


Have been patiently achieved.





Then do not look disheartened


On the work you have to do,


And say that such a mighty task


You never can get through ;





But just endeavor day by day


another point to gain,


And soon the mountain which you feared


Will prove to be a plain.





Rome was not builded in a day,


The ancients proverb teaches;


And Nature, by her trees and flowers,


The same sweet sermon preaches.





Think not of far off duties,


But duties which are near;


And, having once begun to work,


Resolve to persevere.





Author Unknown

*** Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might...
Ecclesiastes 9:10

"What can be more satisfying than to make a 'To Do List' and slowly, but surely put a long bold mark through each task as it is finished!"

~Anonymous

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