IF – Day 3 of 3 Day Quote Challenge

I am very honoured to be chosen by  Themoonlightreverie to be invited to join in the 3 day quote challenge.  I find The Moonlight Reverie to be very soulful in her thoughts do take time to read her work.  The researching for quotes or poems has taken me back to my childhood.  I enjoyed reading poetry more than fictional books.

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  • Share why this quote appeals so much to you.
  • Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day.

 If

If

By Rudyard Kipling

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 stoop 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!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

My Father enjoyed reading Rudyard Kipling and it was a copy of his book I used to read.  This poem is very poignant on how to deal with life and what life throws at you. Rudyard Kipling a Nobel Prize winner had a very difficult life everything he loved was taken from him and yet he still went on to succeed.  This poem is based on his life experiences dedicated to his son who died in WWI.

I invite the following bloggers to participate in the challenge, hoping that they would join in, so together we can spread words full of hope, inspiration and love !

Ink Blots and Icebergs

CALIATH

Emotions Passion

 

Images by Google Images.

Simply be you, live your life simply.

 

8 thoughts on “IF – Day 3 of 3 Day Quote Challenge

  1. themoonlightreverie says:

    Okay, this is epitome of perfection !
    Meaning of life is this, rest everything is just, mere surviving not thriving.
    This is the true meaning of life we all try to search, and if we can live a life like this, then sorrow, pain, just don’t remain there anymore.
    I just simply loved this !
    Thank you so much for sharing this ❤

    Liked by 2 people

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