I needed a pep-talk. So I wrote this- too idealistic, but here I am!
Like many others my age, as a young girl
I had dreams of changing the world
This was wishful thinking, I had not realized
To the world’s ways I was not yet wise..
Even as I grew up, the career path I chose
Seemed to suggest that I would be close
To changing the world, in my position
To heal patients as a physician
I encountered demands placed on life as an adult
My juvenile dreams were forgotten, as a result
I was in survival mode, yet the desire to bring about
A change in the world persisted throughout
Of course I am not famous, or influential
Large scale changes are beyond my mettle
Yet on thinking hard there are probably some ways
In which I make a positive change from day to day
When my child learns how to share
When he learns to be kind, I am aware
That in raising an empathetic child, maybe
I change the world at a minute level, positively..
I have no control over life and death, yet I try
To save lives guided by the One in the sky
When a patient, following my advice, improves
I have changed one life, this is in a way proved..
Many days I try to impart knowledge to students
Feeling uninspired, with a mutual lack of engagement
Yet once in a while I get a message thanking me
For teaching something that has helped someone considerably
In taking better care of patients- my efforts are validated
I am grateful then for this positive change I have created
Penning these words down I realized anew
How countless small things that we all do
In our daily lives affect the world in a positive way
We all change microcosms of the world every day…
And when was life about measuring quantities, after all?
Every positive effort makes a difference, big or small!