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Using the Poem “My Wage” by Jessie B. Rittenhouse to Think Differently

April 1, 2009

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Do you set your sights high enough? Are you always settling for less than you deserve? Because if you do, you’ll never be the best you were meant to be. Take some time to reflect on the poem below.

My Wage

I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store;

For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have paid.

 Jessie B. Rittenhouse (1869 – 1948)

The next time you set out to accomplish something, anything, how about you raise the bar by one percent. How much more would you accomplishe in 365 days if you always do one percent more.  “For Life is a just employer, He gives you what you ask…”

Photo Credits: Avil Beckford

Photo taken in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

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