The Man Who Thinks He Can
by Walter D. Wintle (given to me by my husband, John)
If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost,
For out in the world we find
Success being with a fellow’s will;
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you’re outclassed, you are:
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can.
Fellow pilgrims on the Camino: Bettina in SJPP and Orrison , Linda from Cincinnati (broke out in hives she was so nervous) and Mary from Kansas City, Keith in SJPP, George and Kay from Ireland, Cara from Germany, David and his dad Gerard from Ireland, Takashi from Japan, Ellen, Kathy (both from San Francisco), Tamara from Austria, Ellie, Anna, Wendy, Dennis from Quebec, Morgan (Christian who had emotional affair), Mekah, Annette and her cousin, Leonardo from Brazil, Mark from Colorado, Paulina and her dog Romina, Claud and Loraine from Canada who I met on day 20, Brigitte from France, Marie and Katia from Slovenia, Fatima and Marie, Jacqueline and Robert, Claus from Germany, Jenny from Maine, Tony from UK, Rick from Georgia (DOD in Germany), Steve and Matt who had served in the military and their comrade Sara, 3 Colorado girls, Linda from NYC, Jenny who I walked into Burgos with on Day 13, Michi from Japan, Becca from Tallahassee on day 14, two bike riders from LA, Maria from Switzerland, Francisco from Italy, Deck and John from Ireland and their comrades Emily from Australia and Kelly from San Francisco, Bill and Gary from Canada, Mick and Jenny from Australia, Nick who lost his boots on Day 14 and is fundraising for for brain cancer, Becca from Florida, Janet from Sanibel, Charlotte and Kevin from London, three college students in Molinaseca who helped me order my meal, PJ from Nova Scotia, Allison and Linda from New Zealand, Marji on day 30, Steve, Matt, Sara, April, Kathy, and male friend on day 34 in Melide, Britta from Australia, Mero from Croatia, Jin from Korea, Dominick, Justin from Australia.