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 queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You might 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 afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things seem the worst that you must not quit.

~ Author unknown



Randy’s Comments:

Sometimes life can be a little overwhelming, causing us to feel like we are not making any progress. Even though it may feel that way at times, as long as we are taking the next step we are always progressing. And the next step may be taking some time to rest, relax and replenish our inner strength as we go through a personal metamorphosis, similar to a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly.


Be joyful, embrace life and thrive!

With love,




Randy Monk is an international teacher of self-improvement, metaphysics and spiritual growth. He is the author of Life Mastery Tools for The Age of Ascension and Co-Authored the Becoming an Alpha Master audio program with Ronna Herman. He also helps people discover their life purpose, manage life’s challenges and manifest their dreams. Randy teaches via the internet and workshops through Quest for Mastery Programs and his Timely Guidance website. More recently he has ventured out into a business, Emissary Resources, with tools to assist Creatives and Messengers to deliver their works globally.

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