Noble Deeds by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Whene’er a noble deed is wrought,
Whene’er is spoken a noble thought,
Our hearts in glad surprise,
To higher levels rise.
The tidal wave of deeper souls
Into our inmost being rolls,
And lifts us unawares
Out of all meaner cares.
Honor to those whose words or deeds
Thus help us in our daily needs,
And by their overflow
Raise us from what is low!
Your days might be greatly simplified and infinitely more generative were you to resist the temptation to wallow in discontent and look instead to pour every ounce of your energies into “honoring those words or deeds” of “deeper souls” who “help [you] in [y]our daily needs” and “raise [you] from what is low.”
What really is preventing you from doing this?