Thursday, January 13, 2011

We are the Few

“The Few”
The easy roads are crowded,
And the level roads are jammed;
The pleasant little rivers
With the drifting folks are crammed.
But off yonder where it’s rocky,
Where you get a better view,
You will find the ranks are thinning
And the travelers are few.

Where the going’s smooth and pleasant
You will always find the throng,
For the man, more’s the pity,
Seems to like to drift along.
But the steeps that call for courage,
And the task that’s hard to do,
In the end result in glory
For the never-wavering few
-Edgar A Guest



We may have a rocky climb in order to get where we're going, but the view and the company along the way are unbeatable.

My favorite thing about being a blogging writer is that I am never alone. None of us are--we always have each other to lean on and to celebrate with. How wonderful is that?! 

Thanks for the support this week. You all mean the world to me.

"If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it." 
-Lucy Larcom

32 comments:

Jen Daiker said...

The worlds a brighter place with you around Shannon! I loved the poem up top, it was beautiful and oh so true.

I love that I'm never alone. Someone is always listening and always understands what stage of life I'm in. It's nice having that.

Carolyn V. said...

I agree, I love the support. =) It's so great to know I'm not alone in this thing!

Diane said...

That poem was perfect! Thinking of you and wishing you a great week!!! :O)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Wow. I love it and I really love that last line :)

Shari said...

Wonderful poem, Shannon. I am grateful for the supportive writing community as well. Have a great day!

Candice said...

I love Guest my dad had us memorize the poem "Myself" when we were kids. I've never forgotten it. Thanks for the uplifting thought.

Bethany Mattingly said...

I love the blogging world too! It takes a solitary and sometimes discouraging thing and turns all of us into a community.

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I always love the inspiring quotes you post. I'm glad to be your friend, even if it is just over the internets.

The Golden Eagle said...

I love the poem.

The blogging community is great--it's amazing being around so many other people, even if it's online!

Catherine Denton said...

You are one inspiring lady! Love that poem.

Heather said...

What a wonderful post! Thank you so much for the inspiration. You are one of the people that help lift me up every day. :)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful poem Shannon, it was a great pleasure to read.

Yvonne.

Jennie Englund said...

Oh my gosh! Can you IMAGINE if we writers didn't have each other?

Good, GOOD thing we do!!!

T. Anne said...

I really feel like I'm a writer at the right time. I'm thrilled to have such a network of support. I really appreciate all of my blogging buddies.

roxy said...

Wonderful post! I feel the same way, Shannon. Thanks for reminding me to count my blessings.

Candyland said...

And you AREN'T alone! We love you!

Colene Murphy said...

It is an awesome feeling, to know you're not alone and there will always be someone who gets it or will celebrate or have your back on writery things!

Melissa Gill said...

I agree. My life has expanded and the world has shrunk through blogging. It's great to have so many people who "get it."

Lynda Young said...

The poem is a great reminder to keep slogging through the hard work. It's all worth it in the end. And, yes, this blogging community is a wonderful support.

Old Kitty said...

Thank you for the lovely inspirational poem!! I'll always be grateful for the blogging community too - such support and camaraderie and such talent everywhere and such fun too! Take care
x

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Shannon, you absolutely amaze me! You are always cheering on your bloggy friends. We adore you!

I know your not keen on cupcakes. (wink) So, I'm sending a virtual carrot cake your way... Sometimes a sweet treat helps.

(hug)

Elaine AM Smith said...

That was a refreshing read. So inspirational. The Blogging community is such a source of support and encouragement.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Hi,
I have an award for you at my blog - the 10 Bloggers That Make Me Happy Award - it's with the Day 221 of the 365 Days of Blessings

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Such a beautiful poem, Shannon! And so inspirational. Thank you for sharing it with us--you're one of the most supportive bloggers around.

ali said...

This poem is FANtastic. Love, love, love it. Thank you for sharing!

Charmaine Clancy said...

The company certainly is enjoyable :-)

Vicki Rocho said...

Lovely poem! I don't know what I'd do without all of you...would get awful lonely over here!

Tracy said...

That's a fantastic poem and so fitting for this journey we're all on.

Sometimes I wonder if I wouldn't have given up months ago when the initial naivete was shattered if I hadn't made the blogging friends I have.

Ok, enough. That's way too deep for a Friday. ;o)

Susan R. Mills said...

Amen! And right back at you!

Susanne Drazic said...

What a wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing it. Have a great weekend!

Jen Chandler said...

Everyday I am encouraged by my writing community! Wonderful, wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Beautiful poem, and I so agree with your sentiments.

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