Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Under the Weather

Woke up today with an awful sore throat. Just feeling miserable, so I made myself a cup of tea and headed back to bed.  Sure wish I could have slept, but lately I have too much pain in my back and legs.  Seems to be a disc pressing against a nerve.   So, I'm off now to nurse myself back to health...more tea and chicken soup.  Perhaps a nap seated in my rocker.   Leaving you with the following....one of my favorite poems by one of my favorite authors.  Hoping you all have a wonderful day.

As You Go Through Life

Don't look for the flaws as you go through life
And even when you find them,
It is wise and kind to be somewhat blind
And look for the virtue behind them.
For the cloudiest night has a hint of light
Somewhere in its shadows hiding;
It is better by far to hunt for a star,
Than the spots on the sun abiding.

The current of life runs ever away
To the bosom of God's great ocean.
Don't set your force 'gainst the river's course
And think to alter its motion.
Don't waste a curse on the universe --
Remember it lived before you.
Don't butt at the storm with your puny form,
But bend and let it go o'er you.

The world will never adjust itself
To suit your whims to the letter.
Some things must go wrong your whole life long,
And the sooner you know it the better.
It is folly to fight with the Infinite,
And go under at last in the wrestle;
The wiser man shapes into God's plan
As water shapes into a vessel.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


  1. I bet you're glad you don't have to worry about going into work today feeling sick. Rest up and get well, Mary

  2. Lovely poem, Mary. Thanks for sharing it. I hope you feel better very soon. Take care of yourself, and lots of hugs!

  3. I hope you feel better soon! Haven't been on in awhile so lots of catching up to do. There's a nasty cold going around....