The Power of “I”

– Submitted by Cherie Hamilton


I WILL DO MORE!

I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
And what I can do, I ought to do.
And what I ought to do, by the grace of God, I will do.
I will do more than belong…I will participate.
I will do more than care…I will help.
I will do more than believe…I will practice.
I will do more than be fair…I will be kind.
I will do more than dream…I will work.
I will do more than teach…I will inspire.
I will do more than earn…I will enrich.
I will do more than give…I will inspire.
I will do more than live…I will grow.
I will do more than talk…I will act.
I will be more than good…I will be good for something.

This poem, attributed to Edward Everett Hale, has been provided by Cherie Hamilton, a teacher at St. Mary’s School. It is a testimony of the activator theme strength and spirit. Thank you for sharing Cherie!