We believe these words from Rudyard Kipling's poem – "IF" – convey a timely message for us all.
IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
and risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
and never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it.
And – which is more – you'll be a Man, my son!"
Chris & Dan
We extend our warmest wishes for your good Health and good Fortune in 2013.
|10/30||"Praying Again for the First Time" Mini-Retreats with Virginia Collins-English|
|10/30||Free Program for Veterans|
|10/30||Line Dance Lessons & Dancing|
|10/30||Open Mic & Jam at the 410|
|10/31||Heron Wilderness Homeschool Program--FALL Session Starts|
|10/31||Truck Stop Troubadours Present: Wild West Halloween Party|
|10/31||Line Dance and Partner Dance Lessons|