Today’s Reflection ~ Never Quit

“God, grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.”
– Admiral Chester Nimitz

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Today’s Reflection ~ Inspiration

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today’s Reflection ~ Courage

The darkest moments of our lives are not to be buried and forgotten, rather they are a memory to be called upon for inspiration to remind us of the unrelenting human spirit and our capacity to overcome the intolerable. Vince Lombardi

Life ~ by Edgar Guest

Life is a jest;

Take the delight of it.

Laughter is best;

Sing through the night of it.

Swiftly the tear

And the hurt and the ache of it

Find us down here;

Life must be what we make of it.

Life is a song;

Let us dance to the thrill of it.

Grief’s hours are long,

And cold is the chill of it.

Joy is man’s need;

Let us smile for the sake of it.

This be our creed:

Life must be what we make of it.

Life is a soul;

The virtue and vice of it.

Strife for a goal,

And man’s strength is the price of it.

Your life and mine,

The bare bread and the cake of it,

End in this line:

Life must be what we make of it.

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