I Am Only One-- UPDATED

Ok... Well after finding Jim Tressel's website I decided to write him about his poem... My question was selected for his weekly audio answers!! HOW COOL IS THAT?!?! I found it neat that he tripped on my question as it was late at night that I wrote it... Guess I should re-read before clicking send!!

Well his answer was finally posted on his site!! Here's the link!

So it turns out that I was wrong about the author but the poems are relatively the same... So now here's the real one from Edward Hale. Sorry for any confusions!!! And thanks Coach Tressel!! You are an amazing person!!

I Am Only One

I am only one, but I am one
I can't do everything, but I can do something;
And that I can do, I ought to do
And what I ought to do by the grace of God I shall do.


I Am Only One
by Helen Keller

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to the the something I can can do.

This poem is recited prior to every Ohio State Buckeye game... I know this because I saw a seminar where Jim Tressel was a keynote speaker. I believe there are many truths to it, even though I am a Badger fan at heart.

this is an audio post - click to play