Just one person
I am just one person who tries to do better today than I did yesterday.
I am just one person who dreams of leaving the world better than I found it.
I am just one person who strives to remember and love God.
I am just one person who fails often at this.
I am just one person who tries again.
But I am grateful that I am not the only person. There are many who quietly struggle to accomplish good, who silently despair at their failures even as they pick themselves up and keep walking. And that's not truly despair, is it? No, that's diligence. That's optimism. That's the best of the human spirit.
So to all of you who carry on this way, thank you for your example. For your strength. For helping me to know that I'm not alone. I walk with a great, silent army of noble humans. And it's a pleasure to be in your company.
by Tyler Smith