We all too often brood about losing the happiness of to-day by thinking of those sorrows of yesterday that we experienced, or, worse, believing that troubles will invade our happiness of tomorrow. The art of living is in the now not in the past or worrying about the future for it is within us to carve and create a wondrous day that we have in hand.

Encouragement Poems


Poet: Douglas Malloch

Sure, this world is full of trouble -
I ain't said it ain't.
Lord! I've had enough an' double
Reason for complaint;
Rain an' storm have come to fret me,
Skies are often gray;
Thorns an' brambles have beset me
On the road — but say,
Ain't it fine today?

What's the use of always weepin',
Makin' trouble last?
What's the use of always keepin'
Thinkin' of the past?
Each must have his tribulation —
Water with his wine;
Life, it ain't no celebration,
Trouble? — I've had mine —
But today is fine!

It's today that I am livin',
Not a month ago.
Havin'; losin'; takin'; givin';
As time wills it so.
Yesterday a cloud of sorrow
Fell across the way;
It may rain again tomorrow,
It may rain — but say,
Ain't it fine today?

Short Quotes to Encourage

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Marie Curie

Focusing on a destination without planning each step in between often leads to failure. Greg Henry Quinn, 365 Meditations for Teachers

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. Robert Green Ingersoll

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. Ralph Waldo Emerson

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Gandhi

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell

We all have a desire, a dream, a need to be. But to find it takes courage to avoid conformity. Michelle C. Ustaszeski

Courage is the foundation of determination. Determination and courage are the cornerstones of success. M. K. Soni

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