“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.”

–Henry Ward Beecher

Not because you are better than anyone but because you’re the only one you have charge of. You can always lend a hand wherever it does good but you can only truly manage yourself. When it comes to you, everything that can be controlled is controlled.  

Read yesterday’s Thought. Thought of the Day (TOD) is selected by Rick Larios, Monday-Friday, minus public holidays and an arbitrarily chosen summer vacation. Saturday and Sunday, Stacey will be selecting TODs from the archives of past postings. Often, but not always, a comment comes with the quote. TOD originates as a personal email list-sharing and is further shared here with permission. A poem appears in full on Fridays; the copyright belongs to the poet and/or publisher. Buy poetry you like. It will be good for you, good for poets, and order from your local community bookstore and it will be good for them too.