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JCY
July 17th, 2017, 10:31 AM
This poem by Helen Steiner Rice was in one of my birthday cards earlier this mo. I know many folks on this Forum are going through hard times. I'm a caregiver for my DH. A thoughtful lady at my church included this poem with my BD card. Maybe it will lift someone's spirits.

"Who said the darkness of the night would never turn to day,
Who said the winter's bleakness would never pass away,
Who said the fog would never lift and let the sunshine through
Who said the skies now overcast would nevermore be blue--
Why should we entertain these thoughts so dark and grim
And let the brightness of our mind grow cynical and dim
When we know beyond all questioning that winter turns to spring
And on the notes of sorrow new songs are made to sing--
For no one sheds a teardrop or suffers loss in vain,
For God is always there to turn our losses into gain,
And every burden born today and every present sorrow
Are but God's happy harbingers of a joyous, bright tomorrow."

Some situations do not have a happy ending, but may God grant each of you the strength to carry on, day by day. Sending thoughts, prayers, & hugs to those who need it today.

Bubby
July 17th, 2017, 10:33 AM
That's beautiful and totally true. Thanks, Joy.

Star lover
July 17th, 2017, 10:51 AM
Wow, it says it all. Thank you Joy for adding a little.....joy to the day!

sidesaddles
July 17th, 2017, 11:32 AM
A little encouragement to start our day. Thank you.

Cokie
July 17th, 2017, 11:38 AM
Thanks for sharing, Joy. I know from my experience, sometimes I can look back and see how the darkest times were the beginning of something better - I just couldn't see it at the time.

Carlie Wolf
July 17th, 2017, 12:38 PM
I just love that!

alliek
July 17th, 2017, 05:44 PM
THANK YOU OR THINKING OF PUTTING THIS ON THE SITE. I TRULY APPRECIATE IT. IT IS HEART LIFTING AND HOPEFUL. GOD BLESS.

Kgrammiecaz
July 17th, 2017, 06:01 PM
Totally needed this today, thank you so much for posting.

SallyO'Sews
July 18th, 2017, 12:41 AM
Love this. Thanks so much for posting.

Anitamae56
July 18th, 2017, 01:01 AM
That is wonderful , thank you for sharing this . I am going to copy so I can read this time and time again.

Trish04
July 18th, 2017, 06:14 AM
That is a beautiful poem and so true! Thank you for sharing

Carol336
July 18th, 2017, 06:20 AM
Missed this yesterday....but what a beautiful start to my day today!!!! Thanks Joy

GrammaBabs
July 18th, 2017, 07:55 AM
How very true! We can all enjoy life MORE realizing how true this is:)) GB

Annababy
July 18th, 2017, 10:10 AM
Thank you! As a nurse and a preachers wife I will make good use of this poem.

geegeequilts
July 19th, 2017, 02:33 PM
Absolutely one of the best poems I've read & boy do I need it. Printing it & laminating for sewing room bulletin board.

Gina