Brighten Your Corner

          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 an undistinguished way.

          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 into 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.

          If everybody brightened up
          the spot where their standing,
          By being more considerate,
          and a little less demanding.

          This dark old world would very soon
          eclipse the evening star,
          If everybody brightened up
          the corner where they are!

[ Author unknown -- from Aiken Drum ( ]


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