Figure it out for yourself, my lad,
You\’ve all that the greatest of men have had,
Two arms, two hands, two legs, two eyes,
And a brain to use if you would be wise.
With this equipment, they all began,
So start for the top and say \”I can.\”
Look them over, the wise and great,
They take their food from a common plate
And similar knives and forks they use,
With similar laces, they tie their shoes,
The world considers them brave and smart.
But you\’ve all they had when they made their start.
You can triumph and come to skill,
You can be great if only you will,
You\’re well equipped for what fight you choose,
You have legs and arms and a brain to use,
And the man who has risen, great deeds to do
Began his life with no more than you.
You are the handicap you must face,
You are the one who must choose your place,
You must say where you want to go.
How much you will study the truth to know,
God has equipped you for life, But He
Lets you decide what you want to be.
Courage must come from the soul within,
The man must furnish the will to win,
So figure it out for yourself, my lad,
You were born with all that the great have had,
With your equipment, they all began.
Get hold of yourself, and say: \”I can.
-EDGAR A. GUEST.
The undeniable human nature is that we all of us think of things that we don\’t have, and we set the limits that stop us from becoming the best person we can be by giving self-made excuses. But if we can pause and think we will easily understand that people who are doing well today did begin with nothing but the courage and will to win. We all can make ourselves better with each passing day as the ability to do so is within us.
All the extraordinary people today were once simple and ordinary. God has given the gift of life to everyone, but what we make it is up to us. Let all of us begin afresh and embrace our goals of life.
We have the roots within us and also the power to blossom, all we need is to add some will and courage to your soul.
Smile more and be the best version of yourself.
Wishing all the thank you readers, a very happy Pongal. As we celebrate our thanksgiving festival and give thanks to the sun, the cattle that help the farmers, and as we get the blessings of our elders and have a lot of fun, the painted pots and colourful horns of cows beautifully decorated, along with the mouth lingering sweetness of the sugarcane and the freshly harvested turmeric with its great aroma, adds joy and bliss to this festival that gives a glimpse of our culture, and tradition. #ThankyouBloggerWrites