When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!”
— Steve Maraboli (poem: Dare To Be)
My day has ended and I do feel that I’ve done my best today, and when I felt tired today I definitely dared to keep going…although I kept going for a little too long given its 1:30am and I’m just now writing my blog…(sigh). Tomorrow I’ll dare to do better at getting to bed at a reasonable hour!
As your new day begins dare to smile gratefully and AT ALL TIMES, DARE TO BE!
~Amy Rees Anderson (author of the book “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel in Business & Life” )