Motivational Words That Will Help You On Rough Days

John Greenleaf Whittier had an important role in the 30-year struggle to abolish slavery as a politician, but also as a poet and moral force. In 1833, his friend and patron William Lloyd Garrison wrote to him in a plea to enlist to the gathering struggle, saying “Your talent, zeal, and influence are all needed”. 

Oftentimes, it’s not just someone’s physical or practical help that we need, but also their zeal and encouraging words. Poems can be a great source of comfort when you need motivation to pick yourself up and keep on going during a rough patch. We hope this poem by Whittier titled ‘Don’t Quit” could be that one for you. 

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Cristina David

All Things Bright and Beautiful

“All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.



The purple headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning,
That brightens up the sky.



The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasent summer sun,
The ripe fruit in the garden,
He made them every one.



He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.”

Cecil Frances Alexander

posted by Cristina David

All is pure

White Fields


I
In the winter time we go
Walking in the fields of snow;

Where there is no grass at all;
Where the top of every wall,

Every fence, and every tree,
Is as white as white can be.

II

Pointing out the way we came,
-Every one of them the same-

All across the fields there be
Prints in silver filigree;

And our mothers always know,
By the footprints in the snow,

Where it is the children go.

James Stephens