Many years ago, when times were tough for me on a personal level, my late Mum gave me a poem which I recently rediscovered. Unfortunately, I do not know who it is credited to, but I feel it is very apt for these times and wanted to share it with you. It gave me great comfort then and now.
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you are 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 do not you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about,
When we might have won and stuck it out.
Do not give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the cloud of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems far.
So, stick to the fight when you are hardest hit,
It is when things seem worst you must not quit.