Your Best Year Yet - Persistence

Man in gray dress shirt and tie. - 1/20/2020

“My brother Lee shaped my character by coaching me in sports and mentoring me during my difficult teenage years. His words of encouragement still guide me. He once shared a poem with me, which in large part is the reason I smile as much as I do today! An oversimplified portion of the poem reads: ‘He buckled right in with the trace of a grin. He tackled the thing and he did it!’ The title is ‘It Couldn’t Be Done’ and it was written by Edgar Albert Guest. I hope you look it up and enjoy the full poem as I have over the years.” 

Scott Smales, Director of The Meridian, a Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP) for children at Lakeview Center