“What I Live For” Poem by G. L. Banks

I live for those that love me
For those that know me true,
For the heaven that smiles above me,
And waits my coming, too;
For the cause that lacks assistance,
For the wrongs that need resistance,
For the future in the distance,
For the good that I can do.

G. L. Banks.

Excerpt From
The Optimist’s Good Morning

“Mission” Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Mission

If you are sighing for a lofty work,
   If great ambitions dominate your mind,
Just watch yourself and see you do not shirk
   The common little ways of being kind.

If you are dreaming of a future goal,
   When, crowned with glory, men shall own your power,
Be careful that you let no struggling soul
   Go by unaided in the present hour.

If you are moved to pity for the earth,
   And long to aid it, do not look so high,
You pass some poor, dumb creature faint with thirst—
   All life is equal in the eternal eye.

If you would help to make the wrong things right,
   Begin at home: there lies a lifetime’s toil.
Weed your own garden fair for all men’s sight,
   Before you plan to till another’s soil.”

Excerpt From
Poems of Power
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There’s A Reason You’re Here

There’s a reason you’re here. Use it to build others. Use it to inspire others. Use it to show others it can be done. You’re life is important to all of us. Use it to motivate us. Use it to bring joy to us. Use it to make us laugh. Use it shine the light on our darkness. Yes, there is a reason you’re here.