As the first quarter of the year gives way to the second quarter, it’s a great time to check our progress on the goals we set at the beginning of the year. Here’s a poem to remind us of the truly important things in life:
A Message for the Year
Not who you are, but what you are,
That’s what the world demands to know;
Just what you are, what you can do
To help mankind to live and grow.
Your lineage matters not at all,
Nor counts one whit your gold or gear,
What can you do to show the world
The reason for your being here?
For just what space you occupy
The world requires you pay the rent;
It does not shower its gifts galore,
It’s benefits are only lent;
And o\it has need pf workers true,
Willing of hand, alert of brain;
Go forth and prove what you can do,
Not wait to count o’er loss or gain.
Give of your best o help and cheer,
The more you give the more you grow;
This message evermore rings true,
In time you reap what’er you sow.
No failure you have need to fear,
Except to fail to do your best–
What have you done, what can you do?
That is the question, that the test.
~~Elizabeth Clarke Hardy
How’s your progress so far? Don’t worry if you’re disappointed by what you find. You can press the “reset button” and begin again!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,