Thursday, June 17, 2010

Keeping the focus on the Now

Love this poem!

Some days it's an anthem, and some days it's
and ideal that's difficult to believe in (never mind
achieve!)....but it always rings so true.

If we could just keep the impact resonating in
our hearts.

One of my fave quotes of all time is the great
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. "
(Lao Tzu)

And of course, I also love "Put One Foot In Front
Of The Other"
from the 1970's cartoon classic, Rankin
& Bass' "Santa Claus is Coming To Town."

(Hey! Any port in a storm, baby! I'll take my
inspiration where it comes from!)


"One Step at a Time"
by Joseph Morris

In the morning with the journey all before us on the road,
It takes courage to begin, that is sure;

For the first step is the hardest, and we always think the load
May be greater than we've power to endure.

When the first mile lies behind us we can say, "Now that is done,
And the second and the third will soon be past."

So we trudge on through the noontime, and the setting of the sun
Finds us coming to our stopping-place at last.

When a man would climb a mountain he's appalled to see the length
Of the slope that reaches up into the sky;

But he starts, and with the climbing he will find he's gained the strength
To attain the very top, however high.

For the climbing of a mountain takes but one step at a time--
Who has courage to do that will reach the goal;

He will stand upon Life's summit and will know that joy sublime
Which is his alone who dares to prove his soul.

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