‘Your Mission… Should You Choose to Accept It’

When we Baby Boomers were young, there was a television show called, Mission Impossible, that was about a secret spy organization that worked internationally.  The actor, Peter Graves, who lead the team of suave and sophisticated government agents, would listen to a, reel to reel tape recording of the mission of the group…should they choose to accept it, and the tapes would self destroy in a matter of seconds after the message had been heard.  We even remember when Leonard Nimoy, Spock, was one of the spies on the show.  Of course current audiences are familiar with Mission Impossible due to the multi-million dollar movie franchise, staring Tom Cruise.

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‘When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,’

‘When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,’

‘When the funds are low and the debts are high,’

‘And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,’

‘When care is pressing you down a bit-‘

‘Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.’

‘Life is queer with its twists and turns,

‘As everyone of us sometimes learns,

‘And many a fellow turns about

‘When he might have won if he stuck it out.’

‘Don’t give up though the pace seems slow-‘

‘You may succeed with another blow’

‘Often the goal is nearer than’

‘It sees to a faint and faltering man;’

‘Often the struggler has given up’

‘When he might have captured the victor’s cup;’

‘And he learned too late when the night came down,’

‘How close he was to the golden crown.’

‘Success is failure turned inside out-‘

‘The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,’

‘And you can never tell how, close your are,’

It might be near when it seems afar;’

‘So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-‘

‘It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.’

An Inspirational Poem


A new year has arrived and life has presented us with our assignment if we are wiling to accept it.

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