The other day, I was having lunch with a friend. I can’t remember what we were talking about exactly, but then he said something about the state of mind and I remembered a poem my friend Yvonne gave to me before I left Whitehorse to go to university. It’s called
If you think you’re beaten
– You are
If you think you dare not
– You don’t
If you’d like to win and think you can’t
It’s almost a cinch
– You won’t
For out in this world you’ll find
Success begins with a person’s will
It’s all in the state of mind
I like that. I can’t believe I remembered it after all of these years, but I know it’s got me through some hard times. I like that she gave me a poem and not just a gift.
Would I still have a gift all these years later? Probably not. But I still have that poem.