Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Challenge


Blessed is the man, indeed,
Who in this life can find;
A purpose that can fill his days,
And goals to fill his mind!


The world is filled with little men
Content with where they are;
Not knowing joys success can bring,
No will to go that far!


Yet, in this world there is a need,
For men to lead the rest
To rise above the "average" life,
By giving of their best!


Would you be one, who dares to try,
When challenged by the task;
To rise to heights you've never seen,
Or is that too much to ask?


This is your day--a world to win
Great purpose to achieve;
Accept the challenge of your goals
And in yourself, believe!



You will be proud of what you've done,
When at the close of day;
You look back on your battles won,
Content, you came this way!

poem by Dr. Hartsill Wilson


I just wanted to share this wonderful poem with you. When I read it, it really brought things in my life right now into perspective. No matter the daily challenges, obstacles and hurdles can be tackled by just focusing and taking them on. We own our life. We just have to believe in ourselves, even when things get uncomfortable.

Give yourself a hug and take on the challenges of your day. *muah!* Remember, we can do anything we put our minds to. Own it! Love it! Embrace it!


Vee said...

Very inspiring! I'm going to go have a cookie. ☺

Vee said...

Oh, those little scotties and the way you set them up to tell this story is adorable!

Donna said...

Love this poem! I love the way you used the scotties ... very creative. I am going back to reread it again :)

Connie the crafterbug said...

This is beautiful! I just read something very similar the other day by Nelson Mandela. We should be reminded everyday.
Thank you for sharing this.

Vintage Gal said...

Beautiful poem and thank YOU for sharing. Very inspiring ;-)

Brenda said...

Thank You Becky,I was really needing that today.


Diane Mars said...

Now that was just the perfect poem for me today I am on a path to achieve my goals one goal at a time~ oxox, Diane

Claudia said...

Love the poem and really love the way you've staged the scotties!


Ricki Treleaven said...

*giggles* Thanks for an adorable post!

Linda said...

What a wonderful are so imaginative! That poem struck a chord with me too!!Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Thanks ! I needed that !

Kathleen Grace said...

Such a simple comcept and one we all seem to struggle with. It has taken me years to do that believing in myself Becky. But it has been my blog friends that have inspired me to do it:>) Thanks for being one of those friends♥

Anonymous said...

LOVE this post! Very creative photos to accompany an inspiring poem. Scotties rule!

Bring Pretty Back said...

This poem is PERFECT! Thank you so much for sharing it!
Have a pretty day!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Love the scotties! I have that little silver bird too.

Julie Harward said...

Such cute little Scotties telling that poem..loved it! :D

Elsie said...

Becky ***YOU*** make me smile!!!
Love the poem, thanks ever so

Deborah said...

Thanks so much for the inspiring words. I needed them today.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Well said!! And I love the pictorial to go along with it!

Mimi Sue said...

Lovely inspiration! Adorable Scotties. Mimi

Pondside said...

What a great poem - up there with 'If'.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh what a sweet and inspiring post. Those scotties made it to the top! Just adorable! Thanks for sharing, and have a great weekend.


Dena said...

Hey there Sweet girl, I absolutely love this poem! :)


Pretty Things said...

Perfect and lovely.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great post and cute photos.

Lallee said...

I accept the challenge with the help of the sweet Scottie spirit. What a wonderful poem, and I loved the sweet pictures for the inspiration.

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Love the poem, and your photos.

marie said...

This a wonderful poem and exactly what I needed to read today ~ thanks for sharing!

Love your "illustrations" too!! : )

Low Tide High Style said...

Such a great post and message. And of course I loved your little doggies too! An email or phone call coming your way this week...don't get too excited! ;-)

Kat :)

Unknown said...

A good word! Thank you!


Sunny Simple Life said...

Have you seen the darling Scotty book ends in the Sturbridge Yankee Workshop catalog. I thought of you when I saw them. They are so cute.

Linda said...

Oh Becky... Loved the poem but I must admit I am coveting the adorable vintage scotties... reminds me of "some one".. hmmm. They don't call them diehard for nothing.