Be the Best You Can Be ~ by Douglas Malloch

If you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill

    Be a scrub in the valley—but be

  The best little scrub by the side of the rill;

    Be a bush if you can’t be a tree.

If you can’t be a bush be a bit of the grass,

    And some highway some happier make;

If you can’t be a muskie then just be a bass—

    But the liveliest bass in the lake!

We can’t all be captains, we’ve got to be crew,

    There’s something for all of us here.

There’s big work to do and there’s lesser to do,

    And the task we must do is the near.

If you can’t be a highway then just be a trail,

    If you can’t be the sun be a star;

It isn’t by size that you win or you fail—

    Be the best of whatever you are!

Douglas Malloch


Little Things ~ Brewer

Little Things.

Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.
Thus the little minutes,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity.

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer.

Today’s Reflection ~ Achieving the Impossible

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. ~ Helen Keller

Achievement ~ Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

Today’s Quote on Destiny

Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

William Jennings Bryan

Today’s Quote on Courage

“The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the
more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.  ~ Horace

Something To Think About

How badly do you want something now that seems just beyond your grasp?

Do you feel the harder you try, the more illusive it seems? There were similar times in your life when you didn’t quit going after whatever it was you wanted. Can you recall a time where you didn’t quit and you eventually achieved your goal or acquired what it was you desired? Recall your story. Perhaps you may want to share it here to inspire others.

Use the courage and determination already within you to continue your quest. Never quit.