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TODAY, Saturday 31st October is Day #304 of 2015. After today, there are 61 days remaining in this year. For some of us this news is s-o-b-e-r-i-n-g. For others, its exciting and celebratory. Still for all of us, it is 61-days-of-blessed-OPPORTUNITY. What will we make of it? What fears are we willing to face up to in order to make the best use of this gift call Life, and the remaining 61 days of this year? What trivial pursuits are we willing to set aside? What self-defeating attitudes are we willing to finally learn how to bring into subjection and render powerless? Why? So we can proudly redeem the time, and revel in a year which finds us finishing s-t-r-o-n-g and gratified in our core that bellows Yes! I Did It! and Yes! My Life in 2015 Was Well Worth Living!?
Lot’s of questions huh? Well I have one more question for you, which I will come back to. First though, I want to share with you this poem I was drawn to recently. Its graduation time and I was looking for a poem to inspire graduates and I found “It Couldn’t Be Done!” by Edgar Albert Guest. I’d never heard of it and I thought it was perfect. And so I thought it worth sharing with you too.
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 in to sing as you tackle the thing
That ‘cannot be done,’ and you’ll do it.
Edgar Albert Guest
Now my final question is “Somebody said it couldn’t be done” and “Somebody scoffed “Oh you’ll never do that!” Are you Somebody?
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