Day: January 6, 2019

I Know Something Good About You



Wouldn’t this old world be better

If the folks we meet would say – 

“I know something good about you !”

And treat us just in that way ?

Wouldn’t it be fine and dandy

If each handclasp, fond and true,

Carried with it this assurance  – 

“I know somethnig good about you !”

Wouldn’t life be lots more happy

If the good that’s in us all

Were the only things about us

That folks bothered to recall ?

Wouldn’t life be more happy

If we praised the good we see ?

For there’s such a lot of goodness

In the worst of you and me !

Wouldn’t it be nice to practice

That fine way of thinking, too ?

You know something good about me,

I know something good about you !

Louis  C.  Shimon,

I Know Something Good About You

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Be the Best of Whatever You Are



If you can’t be a fir on the top of the hill,

Be a bush in the the valley – but be

The best little bush by the side of the rill;

Be a bush if you can’t be a tree.

If you cant be a bush, be a bit of the grass,

And some highway happier make.

If you can’t be an ocean, you still have a pass

If you are the most wonderful lake !

We can’t be all captains, we’ve got to be crew,

There’s something for all of us here,

There’s big work to do, and there’s lesser to do,

And the task you must do is near.

If you can’t be a highway then just be a trail,

If you can’t be the sun be a star;

It isn’t the size that you win or you fail  –  

Be the best of whatever you are…

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