February 20, 2013 by phicks2012
I have an issue with people who do things only for the recognition they bring — who undertake only high-profile tasks while leaving the less noticeable but perhaps more necessary jobs to others, and who, once they receive recognition, sit back and rest on their laurels rather than continuing to deserve the acclaim or appreciation that they already have — continuing to be a positive influence.
Life is a marathon; not a sprint. We continue to learn throughout life, and no positive contribution is too small. Continue the journey, reader!!
The Journey is a trek and not a race;
A test of skill and courage of the heart,
Of which each tiny step is but a pace
And every stride a lesson should impart.
The Journey is an Odyssey of life;
A test of will and honor of the blood;
Of how in valor we may deal with strife,
And nurturing the flower in the bud.
The Journey is a quest for excellence
Within ourselves; nobility of heart;
With speech that truth and charity present;
Of service, and of bravery and art.
The Journey is a pilgrimage we make;
A ladder that we climb to heights unknown;
No single rung the last that we may take,
Nor height enough to stop and throw a stone.
The Journey is a voyage, and unseen
The port to us shall beckon evermore.
No title, rank, nor honor; King nor Queen
May mark its end upon a nearer shore.
The Journey is adventure and delight;
Of spirit and of learning we must share.
And if we end our journey in the night
We shall not find a morning waiting there.
[2 August, 2004]