The best gifts at Christmas are free. You don't have to wrap them up, and they last a lifetime. Though there are many that you can select from, I've chosen the following two to celebrate this year's Christmas with my readers.



Be it a crop failure, a down market or a commodity trade gone bad, don't quit.


Don't Quit…

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you're trudging seems to only be uphill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high,

And you want to smile, hut you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit,

Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.


Life is queer with its twists and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,

And many a failure turns about,

When he might have won had he stuck it out;

Don't give up though the pace seems slow —

You may succeed with another blow.


Often the goal is nearer than,

It seems to a faint and faltering man,

Often the struggler has given up,

When he might have captured the victor's cup,

And he learned too late when the night slipped down,

How close he was to the golden crown.


Success is failure turned inside out —

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems so far,

So stick to the ght when you're hardest hit—

It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

~ Author Unknown



When things go wrong, as they often do, there is a tendency to blame everything and everyone but ourselves — only to be resolved by true forgiveness!

Enjoy these gifts of appreciation, my dear readers.


"PONY TALES by" Ponty is written by Ken E. Knight, the author of the “Knightro Report”, a nationally syndicated livestock-marketing column, which is featured in the "Farm And Livestock Directory" every month.

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