Young man and woman, giving water and food to a homeless man.

Brighten The Corner Where You Are

    We cannot all be famous or be listed in "WHO'S WHO,"
    But every person great or small has important work to do,
    For seldom do we realize the importance of small deeds
    Or to what degree of greatness unnoticed kindness leads
    For it's not the big celebrity in a world of fame and praise,
    But it's doing unpretentiously in undistinguished ways
    The work that God assigned to us, unimportant as it seems,
    That makes our task outstanding and brings reality to dreams
    So do not sit and idly wish for wider, new dimensions
    Where you can put in practice your many "GOOD INTENTIONS"
    But at the spot God placed you begin at once to do
    Little things to brighten up the lives surrounding you,
    For if everybody brightened up the spot in which they're standing
    By being more considerate and a little less demanding,
    This dark old world would very soon eclipse the "Evening Star"

~ Helen Steiner Rice ~

[ by: Helen Steiner Rice -- received from Chris Long at 'Laugh & Lift' ( ]

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