Ten years ago a dear friend of mine gave me a little book during my very first hospital stay called Keep on Trying which is centered around a kitten. I have been reminded of that book in many different ways over the last year through two dear friends. It has inspired me to collect together what I have learned and received through their never-ending love and support to write my own Keep on Trying Poem in hopes to share what they have given me.
I know it always seems like it’s raining,
Keep on trying because there will be days you see the sun shining through.
I know life is tough
Keep on trying because I know your true strength and one day you’ll know it too.
I know it doesn’t seem like you can catch a break
Keep on trying because one day that break will come right to you.
I know you let go of past dreams when you got sick
Keep on trying to believe in yourself as new dreams can always come true.
I know it’s hard to be patient, kind, and gentle with yourself
Keep on trying because you are worth every ounce of all things good.
I know you don’t believe me,
I will keep on trying too
You are beautiful, smart, special, kind, talented, one-of-a-kind inside and out
And I know,
One day you will see it when you look in the mirror too.