earnest   (ˈɜːnɪst)  
    — adj  
    1.  serious in mind or intention: an earnest student  
    2.  showing or characterized by sincerity of intention: an earnest promise  
    3.  demanding or receiving serious attention  
    — n  
    4.  seriousness 
    5.  in earnest  with serious or sincere intentions 
 

    endeavour  or  endeavor  (ɪnˈdɛvə) 
 
    — vb   1.  to try (to do something) 
 
    — n   2.  an effort to do or attain something 

 

BEGIN IT!

Lose this day loitering -- 'twill be the same story
Tomorrow – and the next more dilatory
Then indecision brings its own delays,
And days are lost lamenting over days.

Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute –
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it
Courage has genius, power and magic in it
Only engage, and then the mind grows heated –
Begin it and the work will be completed.

                                           Correctly or incorrectly attributed to
                                         Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do not follow where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”So live, that when thy summons comes to join
The innumerable caravan which moves
To that mysterious realm where each shall take
His chamber in the silent halls of death,
Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,
Scourged by his dungeon; but, sustain'd and soothed
By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave,
Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.

                          from THANATOPSIS  - William Cullen Bryant

http://www.poetry-archive.com/b/thanatopsis.htm

"Thanatopsis" is reprinted from Yale Book of American Verse.

Ed. Thomas R. Lounsbury.

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1912.

 

"...with all thy getting, get understanding." Proverbs 4:7

 

  "Beware of the Truth. If you find a truth,                                                                    it can demand that you make painful changes."   - Frank Herbert

 

"Who knows what it's all about?                                                                               Just be thankful you get to be part of the show!"

Good Luck Everybody!

In 1987 Dad fulfilled another thing on his bucket list when he published The Health Poetry Prescription, a compilation of health poetry and health songs. In his own words "I have EARNESTLY ENDEAVORED (Earnest Endeavor was his pen name) to present something that is good for humanity".

 

 

 

 

 

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ERWIN ERKFITZ / CHARLES ERKFITZ / JUDITH ERKFITZ / ERWIN ERKFITZ

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