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Strength and Courage

Can You Sing A Song?

Can you sing a song to greet the sun,

Can you cheerily tackle the work to be done,

Can you vision it finished when only begun,

Can you sing a song?

Can you sing a song when the day's half through,

When even the thought of the rest wearies you,

With so little done and so much to do,

Can you sing a song? 

Can you sing a song at the close of the day,

When weary and tired, the work's put away,

With the joy that it's done the best of the pay,

Can you sing a song?

Joseph Morris ©


Climb Till Your Dream Comes True

Often your tasks will be many,

and more than you think you can do...

often the hills insurmountable, too.

But always remember...

the hills ahead are never as steep as they seem,

and with faith in your heart,

start upward and climb 'til you reach your dream.

For nothing in life that is worthy is ever too hard to achieve

if you have the faith to believe.

For faith is a force that is greater

than knowledge or power or skill

and many defeats turn to triumph

if you trust in God's wisdom and will.

There is nothing that God cannot do,

so start out today with faith in your heart

and climb 'til your dream comes true.

Helen Steiner Rice ©


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 strange with its twists and its turns,

As everyone of us sometimes learns,

And many a failure turns about

When they might have won, had they 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 so far;

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,

It's when things seem worse that you must not quit!

by Anonymous


The Champion Within

You carry the torch of a champion. You may not fully recognize it,

but it is with you, wherever you go. Its fire is your winning spirit.

Within you lies a golden ore of potential. Uncover it. Mine it.

Let your burning spirit meld with your potential to forge your own winner's medal.

Now you are ready to become a champion. The torch will guide you on your way.

See yourself wearing your winner's medal.

Feel it, enjoy it and know its value.

This medal is your permission to win.

The Champion Within!

Denis Waitley  ©


Mover of Mountains

Faith is a force that is greater than knowledge or power or skill,

And the darkest defeat turns to triumph if you trust in God’s wisdom and will,

For faith is a mover of mountains — there’s nothing man cannot achieve

If he has the courage to try it and then has the faith to believe.

Helen Steiner Rice  ©