A Haiku - Excellence
A Haiku - Excellence
Why "just good enough"?
Grade C, not B, F, nor A.
Fitting in the crowd.
Who taught "just enough"?
Your potential unexplored.
Your best gone to waste.
How much more you are.
The world needs the entire you.
Your chances? Unique.
Too few who show care.
Too many complacent now.
Make a difference.
The world can be what it isn't.
The end to world hunger?
The uncurable cured?
Civility the rule?
Crime under control?
Who could ever make those human benchmarks achievable?
Probably not you or me. But we can be better at so many things than we are right now.
We can be more sensitive to the needs of others. We can be more patient, more loving, more forgiving, and more determined to live up to our own potentials.
If we all did just that much, might the world itself change from what it is today?
Average is what the world is today. It's the very definition of "average."
It can be so much more, but only if we strive for excellence and make the differences we each can contribute to the changes we want.
There are potential friends enough to go around. No one need be alone and lonely.
Our resources are not depleted, our learning potential remains limitless, compassion is hardly exhausted, and positive encouragement is untested in areas where depression, frustration, and anger run rampant.
One thing, one thing only is needed. Somehow we must catch the vision of what is possible.
Writers must write about it. Singers must sing about it. All the media must make the vision seem possible.
And the rest of us, you and me?
We can be so much more than we are today. With even a little more thought and effort we can make the world around us just that much better.
We can autograph our diaries with excellence.
"Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting."
(Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Poet and Novelist, 1749-1832)
© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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