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It's always darkest before the dawn.

Sometimes you feel so down you think you'd have to reach up to touch bottom.

We all have times like that and it isn't easy to get through it.

At times like this it's all you can do to keep going but that's what you have to do.

Just hang in there and keep on keepin' on.

God Bless,

JB

Stress arrives uninvited,
And comes empty handed too.
It monopolizes all of your time,
And demands all attention from you.

It's a guest that comes and stays too long,
So just don't let him in.
You are the one who stands at the door,
So refuse to open to him.

Instead open up to the blessings,
That can fill your life with joy.
Don't listen to worry, confusion,
That words that discourage employ.

Discouragement, disappointment,
Are mere road blocks impeding your way;
But there's always a way 'round or through it,
Don't give up and you'll win the day.

Lift up your gaze to the future,
And all of the blessings it brings,
For those who persist and continue,
To strive through the winter toward Spring.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/16/2018 6:33:00 AM
This is a very important poem with a significant message. There are these times you speak of and it is a matter of practicing not letting the stress and worry in, as you move forward, even when it is so rough! Great one. A favorite :)
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Date: 6/29/2018 8:00:00 PM
It's very difficult when "he" comes calling and all his relatives with him. hahaha. Anyway, I love the positivity of your message,Judy. You are a doll.
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Judy Ball
Date: 7/10/2018 5:10:00 AM
Thank you so much Andrea. Glad you liked this. God Bless, JB
Date: 6/26/2018 11:49:00 PM
A great uplifting message, Judy. Always look to the future. Fabulous last stanza. T.J
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Judy Ball
Date: 6/27/2018 5:43:00 PM
Thank you so much Teppo. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
Date: 6/26/2018 6:56:00 AM
Uplifting messages that make one feel like flying dearest, Judy! God bless you!
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Judy Ball
Date: 6/26/2018 7:09:00 AM
Thank you so much my friend. High praise from one such as you. Thanks so much. God Bless, JB
Date: 6/26/2018 5:24:00 AM
JUDY, you're sending out so many positive vibes.. I love it!!
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Judy Ball
Date: 6/26/2018 7:04:00 AM
Thanks so much Lyric Man. We all get down sometimes and have to vent but don't let it color your whole life. Don't let it make you bitter. God Bless and thanks bunches. JB
Date: 6/26/2018 4:21:00 AM
Great message and yes, never give up and always try to be positive...
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Judy Ball
Date: 6/26/2018 6:57:00 AM
Thanks so much Silent One. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
Date: 6/25/2018 7:37:00 PM
Nice one Judy...Positive...I like the message... All the best...
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Judy Ball
Date: 6/25/2018 8:48:00 PM
Thank you so much Arturo. Glad you like it. God Bless,JB