Inspiration for Tough Times – The Vow


This has been a challenging week for humanity. Bombings, poisoning attempts, accidents … its enough to make you want to crawl under the covers and hide. But it’s actually a reminder to live to the fullest. We can rise above tragedy and honor those who have suffered by choosing to do better and give more. Regardless of your circumstances, you can strive to make the most of life.

To help inspire you, I’ve posted The Vow, a poem by Malcolm O. Varner

The Vow

No matter how deep the sadness or wide the pain,
I vow to live for a brighter day will come again.

No matter how many mistakes I’ve made in the past,
I vow to live and in the future avoid them, surefooted and fast.

No matter how many tragedies beyond my control take place,
I vow to live and stay my course within this race.

No matter how poor or rich I may ever be,
I vow to live and aspire to search for the dignity in simplicity.

No matter how much a lover may pierce the inner core of my heart,
I vow to live for like spring I’ll get a new start.

No matter how isolated and alone I may feel,
I vow to live and do something for someone else to heal.

No matter how hopeless my situation my appear,
I vow to live and reflect until my viewpoint is clear.

No matter what happens in this life – good or bad
I vow to live, do my best, and just for living – be glad.

  1. Constance Pope says

    Hello Workathomesuccess,
    Thanks for the above, I love quotes and have used them at periods in my life to help me through many tough times. I have written about one particular one on my blog at, but I would also love to hear from many of you and what quotes you especially love. I am always looking for new ones to add to my list!


    Max 🙂
    Nice One!

    1. LTruex says

      Quotes are a great way to motivate and inspire! Thanks for posting Constance.

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