BE THE BEST OF WHATEVER YOU ARE
by Douglas Malloch
If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a shrub in the valley- -but be
The best little shrub at the side of the hill;
Be a bush if you can't be a tree.
We can't all be captains,
We've got to be crew.
There's something for all of us here;
There is big work to do, and there's 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 the size that you win or you fail- -
Be the best of whatever you are.