Do Something Today!

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.  ~Sydney Smith

I found this quote that I really liked. Then I remembered a poem that I liked that goes along with it. May you have a great day doing a little something for somebody. 🙂


Are you almost disgusted with life, little man?
I’ll tell you a wonderful trick
that will bring you contentment, if anything can
Do something for somebody, quick!

Are you awfully tired with play, little girl?
Wearied, discouraged, and sick-
I’ll tell you the loveliest game in the world,
Do something for somebody quick!

Though it rains like the rain of the flood, little man
and the clouds are forbidding and thick,
You can make the sun shine in your soul, little man
Do something for somebody, quick!

Though the stars are like brass overhead, little girl,
and the walks like a well-heated brick
and our earthly affairs in a terrible whirl,
Do something for somebody, quick!

Author unknown


3 thoughts on “Do Something Today!

  1. I really like this. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in ourselves when so many are in need.

    Yes, it is easy to be self-centered. It’s part of our fallen human nature, but when we can get beyond our own cares and problems and help someone else, it just seems to lighten our load at the same time.

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