Never Give Up

That’s one of those things that are easier to say than do, sometimes. But my favourite quote is: “You only fail when you quit.” Again you have to take it in perspective. If you break a leg climbing Mount Everest, is that quitting? 🤔 I’m one of the lucky ones, I think? I find it very difficult to give in. Although, it’s been said I am ‘aggressively competitive’ 😂 I like a gamble too. My mum once said I would bet on two raindrops racing down a window pane.

This week there’s been two examples. My dear friend and running partner needed to stone her garden. Now, with the hips being a tadge iffy and the sciatica unhappy at the thought of shovelling for two days it wasn’t going to be easy. But the end result is always worth the pain 😀 There’s something very rewarding in completing a task and it’s even more rewarding when it was hard work.

She had an old washing machine and a pile of bricks in the garden. The machine was for the skip, the bricks? Well she said she was going to build a fire pit. Now that set me thinking. Another friend told me she stripped her old washing machine down to make a fire pit.

Eight years as a motor mechanic is no preparation for stripping washing machines! There were some cuts and quite a bit of cursing. My friend offered some advice, ‘It’s okay, Charlie, leave it, I’ll use the bricks.’ I remembered, you only fail when you quit. So two hours later and, tadaa!

All I can say is, an aching back, aching legs and a few cuts are nothing compared to a job well done and the smile on a happy girls face. Have a fab weekend people 🥰

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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14 Responses to Never Give Up

  1. It’s not good to give up . it’s good to continue ahead and God come and help you . I am happy to here a bout your two friends God bless you

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  2. marymtf says:

    Have a fab weekend yourself, Charlie. You did well. 🎶

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  3. Great job, Charlie… and recover well!

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  4. Dear Yolanda God bless you so much all the work you do is rewarding for God I would like one day God will open my way so I can visit you

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  5. Carolyn Page says:

    Love the idea of stoning the garden, Charlie. We’ve recently put ground cover plants in part of our front garden to save on the mowing – and it looks quite good too!
    Here’s hoping the aches and pains recover quickly. You wouldn’t want to miss out on your regular runs due to being a good Samaritan…..

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  6. King kong says:

    Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. thanks for sharing,…

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  7. Marjorie says:

    Very good idea 💡👏

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  8. #hhhigh says:

    Well done Charlie 👏, an inspiring post

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing…Do you want to know how to stay always happy!

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