Be Your Best

I love to read poetry. One of my cousins loaned me a book called The Best Loved Poems of the American People that belonged to my late great aunt. This book was published in 1936. It is incredible to read literature from decades ago.
This is one of the poems that I came across:

Be The Best of Whatever You Are
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 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 you 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!"

Many of us want to be important and have high positions in society. While those dreams aren't bad, we need to help with the little things as well. Without the behind-the-scenes work, this world wouldn't be running the way it is.
So embrace the opportunities you are given even if they seem like menial tasks. Every little deed you do makes a difference in somebody's life.


  1. I think you need to change the title of your blog page from "Random thoughts from my head" to "Profound thoughts from my heart". Your words come from a godly perspective and always bring me back to the fact that God loves me and has a plan for me.

    Thanks for sharing...

    P.S. Can you do GWTW next Sunday? We've got too many germs floating around our house today!


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