It’s been a long day

Endurance comes only from enduring.
With a flick of the wrist I fashioned an invisible rope,
And climbed it and it held me.

Czeslaw Milosz, from a “A Magic Mountain” in New and Collected Poems (1931-2001)


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  1. Christie says:

    …takes a lot of strength to hold on. So reminds me of these Bible Verses..4 “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit,,,John 15:4,-8 NIV

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  2. Christie says:

    Perhaps you’ve heard this? Her voice is so amazing!

    Lyrics of “Hold On” by Alabama Shakers
    Bless my heart,
    Bless my soul,
    Didn’t think I’d make it to twenty-two years old.
    There must be someone up above saying
    Come on Brittany,
    You got to come on up,
    You got to hold on.
    Yeah you got to hold on.
    So, bless my heart and bless yours too,
    I don’t know where I’m gonna go,
    Don’t what what I’m gonna do.
    Must be somebody up above saying come on Brittany,
    You got to come on up!
    You got to hold on.
    Yeah you got to hold on.
    Yeah, you got to wait,
    Yeah, you got to wait,
    But I don’t wanna wait,
    I don’t wanna wait.
    So, bless my heart,
    Bless my mind,
    I got so much to do,
    I ain’t got much time
    So, must be someone up above
    Saying come on girl,
    You got to get back up.
    You got to hold on.
    Yeah you got to hold on.
    Yeah, you got to wait,
    I don’t wanna wait.
    Well I don’t wanna wait,
    No I don’t wanna wait.
    You got to hold on
    You got to hold on
    You’ve gotta hold on
    You gotta hold on

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  3. So true, David… We can only learn the strength of endurance by enduring! 🙂

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  4. Lovely~

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  5. in for the long haul –

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  6. I wanted to read this yesterday… but it had been a loooooong day! 😉
    That first day of the golf season was a killer. By the time I’ve “endured” a couple of weeks, I shall mock my pains felt today…

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  7. Reblogged this on Carrie's Bench and commented:
    For all seeking encouragement to hold on…

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