Thoughts to Share
2003-02-13 04:45:32 (UTC)

Why do I remember these things?

So today during my biopharmaceutics class, Dr. Greenwood
said something about the #4, except he held up 3 fingers.
He was like no, no...we're not in boy scouts. So, I
started thinking...wow, Girl Scouts, that was soooo long
ago. For some reason I started thinking...hmm...wonder if
I remember things I used to know in girl scouts.
(Apparently I wasn't too concerned with biopharmaceutics at
the time.) So I definitely remembered the girl scout
promise, that is sad. I redeemed myself by not knowing the
law. So then I was thinking...what other things have I
memorized & still remember...taking up brain space that
could be used for my 3 tests? I definitely remember parts
of this poem I had to memorize in 5th grade:
"Little Orphan Annie's come to our house to stay, to wash
the cups & saucers up, and brush the crumbs away. To shoo
the chickens off the porch....yada yada yada...and earn her
board & keep." And over & over again it says...and the
gobl'ens 'il get ya if ya don't watch out." Anywho-so then
I had to of course look up the full poem to refresh my

While Heather & I were walking she mentioned 1 line from a
poem...and I was like...I know that! What is it?! So of
course it drove me up the wall & I had to come back & look
that up to. I thought I would share the poem...b/c...well
I like it. It's inspirational, and well...we could all use
that at some time or another.


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
-Rudyard Kipling

Speaking of inspirational...I donated money to Relay for
Life today. One of Heather's friends has a team. It just
feels good doing good things. :-) This Saturday Ashley & I
are driving out to Broadway to Equus Heals. The
organization uses animal therapy to help kids that are
autistic, have cerebal palsy, and other conditions....can't
remember what all they do. I'm really looking forward to
it. It's going to be fun I think to volunteer there once a
month or so. Anyways, we're going to check it out this
weekend...see what they're all about.