I may never be as clever as my neighbors down the street; 
I may never be as wealthy as some other men I meet; 
I may never have the glory that some other men have had, 
But I've got to be successful as a little fellow's dad. 
There are certain dreams I cherish that I'd like to see come true; 
There are things I would accomplish ere my working time is through; 
But the task my heart is set on is to guide a little lad 
And to make myself successful as that little fellow's dad. 
I may never get earth's glory; I may never gather gold; 
Men may count me as a failure when my business life is told; 
But if he who follows after is a Christian, I'll be glad, 
For I'll know I've been successful as a little fellow's dad. 
-Author Unknown