A Loftier Ambition

There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher. ~ Henry Van Dyke
Ambition from the world’s standpoint
is to make more money than you need,
to have strangers address you by name,
to wield power in the world or a major portion.
But that power is meaningless
in the long run. Ambition that matters
is to touch hurting people whether or not
they know your name or even whose touch
made a difference.