Spirituality for Today – Fall 2019 – Volume 24, Issue 1

Thought for the Season
What is Success?

It's doing your work the best you can,
And being just to your fellow man;
It's making money, but holding friends,
And staying true to your aims and ends;
It's figuring how and learning why,
And looking forward and thinking high,
And dreaming a little and doing much;
It's keeping always in closest tough
With what is finest in word and deed;
It's being thorough, yet making speed,
It's daring blithely the field of chance
While making labor a brave romance.
It's going onward despite defeat,
And fighting staunchly, but keeping sweet;
It's being clean and it's playing fair;
It's laughing lightly at Dame Despair;
It's looking up to the stars above,
And thinking deeply of Life and love;
It's struggling on with the will to win
But taking loss with a cheerful grin;
It's sharing sorrow, and work, and mirth
And making better this good old earth;
It's serving, striving, through stain and stress;
It's doing your noblest – that's success.

Author Unknown