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

Comments

Sicarii said…
That's amazingly lovely, so much so that I just had to drop you a note to say thanks for sharing it!

I was actually mulling over the part where Christ Jesus said we are to be the salt of the earth and wrote a post about it.

Do you mind if I link to this poem from my post?
IJ said…
praise God! I really love this first part "We cannot all be famous
or be listed in "Who's Who",
But every person, great or small,
has important work to do"
this is so true for when we feel that e are not or unappreciated God has something else in mind for us.

Godbless you Hummie
Meesh said…
This is a beautiful blog !!!! :-) I miss you woman!!!

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