Today Virginia is contemplating persistence. (Something certain impatient redheads are not very good at.) But dang it all, persistence pays (so they say.)

Keep on going. Don’t give up. Fail. Fail. Fail. Get back up and try again.

Not easy getting back up when you’ve been knocked down a few times. Actually, it’s hard. Hence the need for perseverance with extra doses of courage mixed in for good measure. A goodly overflowing measure! It takes piles of courage to keep going when stumbling from one failure to another.

Fall down 7 times, get up 8. Maybe that 8th time persistence will prevail and the door to whatever we are seeking will open wide with fruition and opportunity.

Persistence pays – if we don’t give up!

Here are a few perseverance quotes to help in the “don’t give up” department…

“Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!” So up he got…his heart all of a patter.”  J.R.R. Tolkien (“The Hobbit”)

“A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence.” Anonymous

“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something.” J.R.R. Tolkien

“Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.”  St. Catherine of Siena

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” Harper Lee

“Passion doesn’t negate weariness; it just resolves to press beyond it.” Priscilla Shirer

grace, peace & perseverance grooves

Virginia : )

Photos: Taken years ago @ Yellowstone Park during visit with Bill Warnock, a dear friend and mentor I blogged about previously here. (May his soul Rest In Peace.) Today is his birthday.

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  1. gmccjosinski says:

    I liked the quotes, courage

  2. Garfield Hug says:

    Well written and with sincere encouragement to persist and get to where we want to go to.

    • Virginia says:

      Persistence isn’t easy, GH! It’s much easier to give up, but here’s to hanging in there when life gets tough. (With all you have gone through, you should have a PhD in Persistence!) Hugs! 🌟🤗🌟

  3. I love it , I love it !!! Inspiring quotes and pictures . And I think I recollect your post on your friend.. will check if its what I remember. Courage peace serenity to you.

  4. Debbie says:

    I probably needed to read these quotes today, Virginia. Thanks for posting them!

    • Virginia says:

      It’s tough to keep trying when we feel squashed by circumstances out of our control, but here’s to hoping with God’s help coping! Big hugs (virtual ones, no germs allowed) Debbie! ✨💐🤗💐✨

  5. loisastwood says:

    Such true and encouraging quotes – thank you – and stunning photos – you have talent – blessings Lois

  6. Halbarbera says:

    When you fall
    fall forward
    as you move
    toward your goal

    • Virginia says:

      Amen, Hal – falling forward, what a great thought! (In my 20s I literally fell forward – up a flight of stairs on 1st day of new job & fractured ankle! But it “broke” the ice with my new bosses!) 🌟🤪🌟

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