Serving Others #91

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“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

❤ “Everyone matters.” ❤

 

Have You Earned Your Tomorrow

Edgar Guest

 

Is anybody happier because you passed his way?

Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?

This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through;

Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?

 

Did you give a cheerful greeting to the friend who came along?

Or a churlish sort of “Howdy” and then vanish in the throng?

Were you selfish pure and simple as you rushed along the way,

Or is someone mighty grateful for a deed you did today?

 

Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that’s slipping fast,

That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed?

Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said;

Does a man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?

 

Did you waste the day, or lose it, was it well or sorely spent?

Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent?

As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God would say,

You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?

 

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
― Anne Frank, diary of Anne Frank: the play

I’ve been away from my job for about a week and a half and I’m looking forward to seeing our kiddos again tomorrow.  I’m grateful to have had the time off to heal, but I’m ready to dive back in to supporting and serving my students and athletes.

 

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“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
― Charles Dickens

 

“I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can’t change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.”  ― Charles de Lint

 

 

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