February Writing Challenge: Day Five
Day five asks me to pinpoint two quotes that I love. This wasn’t easy for me as I feel there are a lot of quotes that I try to keep in mind on a daily basis but I’ve narrowed down these two quotes that I love for this post.
The first quote that I love also happens to be my lock screen photo. This quote/poem has a deep meaning to me. It first came into my life when I was a senior in high school and I had a lot of odds against me. I also had one of my teachers belittling me by telling me I wasn’t smart enough to accomplish something (yes, this really happened). I found this saying and it gave me the courage to try anyway, and I’m proud to say that teacher was wrong – I was smart enough to accomplish what I wanted to; I am smart enough to accomplish anything I want to. This saying has followed me through life since then. Anytime I feel as though something is impossible or I’m not capable of fighting my way through something, I remind myself that I should never quit.
By: John Greenleaf Whittier
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 strange with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a failure comes 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.
Success is failure turned inside out –
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell just 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.
The second quote I’ve picked out is one that I feel is majorly important; yet, is a quote I’ve ignored far too often. I have had far too many individuals stay in my life far longer than they deserved to all because I ignored my beginning intuition and believed that things would change. And it was always I, who in the end, got her heartbroken because of it. I must repeat this quote in the mirror a few more times until I truly understand.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
What quotes speak to you? What do you tell yourself in the mirror in the morning? Let’s be honest, we all have that one quote that makes us feel some type of way when we hear it.