I have been reading this book "How to enjoy your life and work" by Dale Carnegie and I found many interesting thoughts, reflections and suggestions. This is one of them:
We always have to give the best of ourselves... but not for making happy other people, we have to give the best of ourselves just for us. We always give the best when we feel we are the best....not the best of the best, but the best that we can.
"If you can't be the pine at the top of the hill,
Be a shrub in the valley below.
The best little scrub in the valley below,
Be a bush if you can't be a tree.
If you can't be a bush be a bit of the grass,
And some highway happier make
If you can't be a muskie, then just be a bass,
But be the liveiest bass in the Lake!
We can't all be captains, we've got to be crew,
There's something for all of us here.
There's big work to do and lesser to do,
And the task we must do is the 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 by size that you win or you fail,
Be the best of whatever you are."-
Douglas Malloch (Be the Best)
We might never be the best of the best, but we are always able to give the best that we can... and sometimes... that we want....