Today’s Reflection ~ Personal Potential

Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. ~ Maxwell Maltz

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See it Through ~ Edgar Guest

When you’re up against a trouble,
    Meet it squarely, face to face;
  Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
    Plant your feet and take a brace.
  When it’s vain to try to dodge it,
    Do the best that you can do;
  You may fail, but you may conquer,
    See it through!

  Black may be the clouds about you
    And your future may seem grim,
  But don’t let your nerve desert you;
    Keep yourself in fighting trim.
  If the worse is bound to happen,
    Spite of all that you can do,
  Running from it will not save you,
    See it through!

  Even hope may seem but futile,
    When with troubles you’re beset,
  But remember you are facing
    Just what other men have met.
  You may fail, but fall still fighting;
    Don’t give up, whate’er you do;
  Eyes front, head high to the finish.
    See it through!

Edgar A. Guest

Can You Sing a Song ~ Joseph Morris

Can you sing a song to greet the sun,
  Can you cheerily tackle the work to be done,
  Can you vision it finished when only begun,
    Can you sing a song?

  Can you sing a song when the day’s half through,
  When even the thought of the rest wearies you,
  With so little done and so much to do,
    Can you sing a song?

  Can you sing a song at the close of the day,
  When weary and tired, the work’s put away,
  With the joy that it’s done the best of the pay,
    Can you sing a song?

Joseph Morris

Today’s Reflection ~ Inspiring

“Only  as  high  as  I  reach  can  I  grow, 

Only  as  far  as  I  seek  can  I  go, 

Only  as  deep  as  I  look  can  I  see, 

Only  as  much as  I dream can I  be.” ~Karen  Ravn 

Today’s Reflection ~ Inspiration

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

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