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Saturday, August 21, 2010

It Couldn't Be Done by Edgar Guest

It Couldn't Be Done

Somebody said that it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it";
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
And the first thing we knew he'd begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

Wow-- what an inspirational poem! This applies to so MANY things in life and just goes to show that if you want something bad enough, if you feel the need to do something bad enough, you shouldn't listen to the nay-sayers. Just get out there and do it! Begin the process! Like I said in one of my previous posts, there should be no room in life for regrets. Life is short and we need to make the most of it. If there is something in your life you are feeling compelled to do then gather your information, take the appropriate steps and go for it.

We begin our homeschool year in a couple of weeks and I know the first poem our children will be memorizing! I want them to know they can do whatever they set their minds out to do and I want them to be equipped with a positive attitude as they journey through life. With God and some determination, all things are possible.

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