I’m going to put up a post. The Author is unknown but it is prayer I have committed to memory. It is inspirational and it has always provided me with keep on. Just don’t quit. My first boss was (RIP Ralph)when I was 19 years old. I worked for him at the railroad. It was a very good paying union job that was hard to come by. I got it and being young and inexperienced I wasn’t aware how great a job it was. Great benefits, Union pay scale, great health insurance and a free train ticket to and from work into the city. Plus I worked right in the train station so when I got off the train, I walked right into my office and vice versa going home at night. The only draw back was it was under the Prudential Building and if I didn’t go out, I didn’t see the light of day. But heck that city was such a downer sometimes, that wasn’t a bad thing.
At the time I got this awesome job, I was going through a lot of life. Parents getting divorced, I was getting married, growing pains in my first real full-time working in the city job with a commute, suffering from anxiety attacks. We didn’t know what they were back in the day before they were popular, so basically I just thought I was dying every other minute. They would happen at the most inconvenient times, while I was on the train (nowhere to go, OMG), in a meeting with the boss, “Oh know I’m going to faint or throw up !!” Well heck I was just a kid in a big city working in corporate America.
Back to the prayer…After only a couple months on the job, I walked in my bosses’ office (Ralph) and I handed him my resignation, OMG. He was the sweetest man. He was a 50 something, non-filter camel cigarette smoking, Chief Electrical Engineer. Pretty sure he’d seen a lot in his life. He took my resignation, said he’s not accepting this. Gave me a month off along with this prayer. He said, “Come back in a month, and we’ll talk.” What a kind man, looking out for me during a time when I was very vulnerable. He had the foresight to realize I’d be crazy to give up a job like this. The Anxiety would pass or whatever was going on, but then I wouldn’t have the job. So he made sure I didn’t Quit !!! So for everyone going through something today and I know you are out there, read this, make a copy of it and put it in your pocket. Commit this to memory !!! You will make it through, just have faith.
WHEN THINGS GO WRONG AS THEY SOMETIMES WILL, WHEN THE ROAD YOUR TRUDGING SEEMS ALL UP HILL, 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 TWIST S AND TURNS, AS EVERYONE 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.
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 MUSN’T QUIT.
So I just read it again Ralph as I was typing this on my post and again I say thank you for this gift that has carried me much farther than either of us ever thought it would. Your hand print is on my heart. Keep watching over me from above…I hope this will help someone through their day. Blessings Bloggers ❤ …