Walkers of the Morning ~ Poem by Langston Hughes

Walkers of the Morning

Being walkers with the dawn and morning,
Walkers with the sun and morning,
We are not afraid of night,
Nor days of gloom,
Nor darkness–
Being walkers with the sun and morning.

Langston Hughes

Today’s Quote by Emerson on Courage

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, ‘always do what you are afraid to do.’

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today’s Quote on Confidence & Courage

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Louisa May Alcott

Today’s Quote on Guts & Determination

I’m going to work so that it’s a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it.

Steve Prefontaine

Hope ~ An Inspiring Poem

Never go gloomy, man with a mind,
    Hope is a better companion than fear;
  Providence, ever benignant and kind,
    Gives with a smile what you take with a tear;
      All will be right,
      Look to the light.
  Morning was ever the daughter of night;
  All that was black will be all that is bright,
     Cheerily, cheerily, then cheer up.

  Many a foe is a friend in disguise,
    Many a trouble a blessing most true,
  Helping the heart to be happy and wise,
    With love ever precious and joys ever new.
      Stand in the van,
      Strike like a man!
  This is the bravest and cleverest plan;
  Trusting in God while you do what you can.
     Cheerily, cheerily, then cheer up.


Excerpt From
It Can Be Done / Poems of Inspiration

Something to Think About

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche


When our “Why to Live” becomes bigger than the pain we are enduring, the pain desolves into the background.

I’ve found this true in my personal experiences and I’m sure you have as well.

Can you recall a time when you experienced a difficult challenge and you knew you couldn’t quit? Perhaps you had children or a partner depending on you. Perhaps you became so angry at what happened you had a cause to fight for and nothing would stop you.

I know readers will be inspired by your story if you care to share it.

Never quit. Never give up.