When You Can

by Brenda Lee Gaddy

When you can turn from life's temptations
choosing the right from wrong
When you can dream high expectations
and not just simply go along

When you can respect the advice of others
yet make decisions for yourself
When you can cheer as others pass you
and put disappointment on the shelf

When you can smile at the impossible
and try even harder still
By ignoring those who say "YOU CAN'T"
buckle down and say "I WILL"

When you can seek your goals determined
to do your best each day
And yet unselfishly be willing
to help all others along the way

When you can look up to God each morning
trusting him to see you through
Then you have attained that place in life
when other will look up to you

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