So here you are again
In the deepest hole
And you think you can't do it
Can't climb out
It's the end
I'm here to tell you that history begs to differ.
You think you can't do what?
Can't survive what?
Let me tell you what humans have survived
And the list goes on and on
Let me tell you what humans have done and still do
Created the Internet
Fly in space
You belong to a race
That can conquer gravity
That can cross the sea
But those are geniuses
Or groups of people
I am alone!
I am small!
The people who survived Auschwitz were alone
All those soldiers in captivity who made it home were alone
All those people who conquered illnesses
And all other people who did incredible things
You may be alone, but you're not small
You may be under fire, but you're not defeated
So you're not a genius
And you're not handsome
And you're not a unique talent
And you need all your strength just to get by
What does it matter?
The light that kills the darkness in the morning is not made of a few bright sparks
It is composed of millions of small rays
You think you can't do anything because you can not make bright lights?
You are wrong
What build cathedrals but the labor of many?
What builds societies but the efforts of the citizens?
If you could see the earth glowing with life from space
What would you see but billions of little lights?
You think you are powerless because you can't shine so everyone notices?
You are wrong
"Everyone" is nothing
"They" are nothing
The people whose lifes you touch are everything
When the night seems dark and you look out there
And despair, remember this:
There is no smile so slight that it doesn't shine
There is no laugh so quiet that it's not worth hearing
It is a glow that counts, bright lights are nothing